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Waves crash into the Uliga back road sea wall in the Marshall Islands, 27-11-19. Photo: RNZ Pacific / Hilary Hosia
November 29, 2019

About 200 people evacuated their homes in the capital of the Marshall Islands on Wednesday after big waves caused ocean inundation around the low-lying atoll. The waves combined with an otherwise unremarkable high tide on Wednesday, with more flooding feared for Thursday and Friday before the tides recede...Although damage appeared modest around Majuro Atoll, people's homes and yards were flooded with ocean water, roads at the international airport were temporarily impassible during peak flooding late afternoon Wednesday...

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