French Polynesia

About 300 households (1,100 people) were evacuated after heavy rain and flooding that started on 22 January, particularly affecting Tahiti and Mo’orea islands. Some people stayed in tents provided by the local authorities (Floodlist, 23 January 2017). A state of natural disaster was declared (Figaro, 23 January 2017).

In a second incident, about 105 people were evacuated and 27 houses were destroyed on Tahiti island and Takaroa atoll in mid-February because of floods after heavy rain and strong winds (ECHO, 20 February 2017). Nine houses on Mo’orea atoll were flooded, forcing about 35 people to evacuate (TNTV, 21 February 2017).