19 Jan 2015

Heavy rain causes floods in Tahiti

11:53 am on 19 January 2015

Heavy rain in French Polynesia has caused floods in Papeete.

120 millimetres fell in a downpour in Tahiti, prompting rivers to burst their banks and to flood several city streets.

On Moorea, a man was found dead on the beach, but his death has not immediatetly been linked to the weather.

Trees were washed away and got caught under bridges.