Twelve homes in Mambuan village along the Bogia coastline were destroyed last Tuesday due to the tidal flooding caused by king tide.
Community leader, Edward Kasailo, says most of their properties were also swept into the sea.
The villagers are urging the local disaster office to assist them to build sea walls to protect them against similar events in the future.
It was daytime when the high tide hit Mambuan village in ward 11 of Yawar LLG of Bogia District, Madang.
The shoreline was occupied with debris, fallen coconut trees, and plants, even stones and sand. They were thrown onto the coastline after the tide.
This is what remains of the 12 houses destroyed by the flooding.
Even kitchen utensils were swept back into the sea living most of the families without basic cooking utensils.
Most families are now taking refuge with the community leader.
In the neighboring village, Samusamu, the villagers had also lost their properties while a number of their houses were destroyed.
Community Leader, Edward Kasailo, says the disaster office and the local DDA should look into the concern of building a sea wall.
He adds for now families who lost their properties and have no house are taking shelter at his house.
He says their village is right in the middle of a road construction project that would take 10 kilometers of their inland leaving them with limited land.
Hence it is important that the disaster office including the DDA help to start building seawalls.