In April of 2014, tropical storm Ita drenched the Western Pacific. Two and a half feet of rain fell through the Solomon Islands over the four-day disaster, bursting river banks and causing mud-heavy flash floods. Twenty-two people died and over 10,000 people were displaced. Hundreds of homes were destroyed along with subsistence food gardens. The economic impact of the floods was valued at $107.8 million USD – approximately 9.2 percent of the Solomon Island’s gross domestic product (GDP).