Storms drains heavily flooded, traffic queues along some sections of the road, school student sent back home and vehicles broken down was the scene today in the city of Port Moresby following the continuous heavy downpour of rain from last night up until today.
A look around the city in the morning saw the public, including schools students struggling to just get on a PMV to work or school. Bus stops were crowded with people under umbrellas and public transportation also struggling to get through the queues, the flooded roads and the massive pot- holes that were not fixed.
However, the Hohola tunnel, notorious for its very bad flooding during heavy downpours in the city, was all clear today thanks to the new drainage work done recently by the National Capital District Commission.
It is understood that the torrential rain will continue for some time in the city and this could lead to causing hindrance to the movement of the public and the normal flow of business in the city.
Meanwhile, according the National Weather Service (NWS), this weather situation could continue and the team at the weather office is just keeping a close eye on how things will be in the coming days.
The NWS said that the heavy rains forecasted over the last three days in the Southern Region continues at this time and there are possibilities of natural disaster occurring, like flash flooding and landslips.
The weather office further advises that people living inland must take heed of the heavy rain and flood warning, and take the necessary precautions to ensure their safety is guaranteed during this time of very bad weather.