Marshall Islands flooded, 600 evacuated as state of emergency declared

December 26, 2008 05:27


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The Marshall Islands are in a state of emergency after severe flooding forced more than 600 people out of their homes. The Marshall Islands Journal reported that a combination of 1.5-meter waves and heavy storms swamped the cities of Majuro and Ebeye, destroying plywood homes and moving their residents into churches, high schools and youth centers. About 46 centimeters of water submerged parts the islands, and the streets are covered with rocks, coral and debris. The flooding occurred from Dec. 9 to Dec. 15, and the state of emergency was declared Christmas Eve.

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