SIX semi-permanent homes were blown to the ground at Faumamanu area in east Kwara’ae, Malaita province on Tuesday.
Alpha Alasina from the area told the paper via mobile phone that most of those houses were semi-permanent ones.
He said, this was due to strong wind and heavy rain being experienced in the country since Monday.
The situation had also caused fear amongst the people there.
“Trees and houses were blown down to the ground and people just don’t know what to do now, many of them panic,” he said.
The weather office had adviced that winds will blow up to 33 knots in the current bad weather.
The continuous raid had also resulted in heavy flooding.
“People could not visit their gardens due to the bad weather at the moment.”
He said all they have to do was stay back in houses and watch as the wind continues to blow very strongly.
Mr Alasina added if the current bad weather continues this week, it will cause more damages to homes and food gardens.
Since Sunday the Solomon Islands Meteorological Service (MET) has issued heavy rain and flood warnings for the country.
The advice said, continuous heavy rain warning is currently in force for most provinces and Islands in the country.
It is important that people living along coastlines and low grounds must move to higher grounds to avoid being affected by flash flood.
By LESLEY SANGA