Stay away from flooded areas, Police warn

By Ulimasao Fata ,

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Some of the flooding brought by Cyclone Gita. Photos: Christmas Reupena.

Some of the flooding brought by Cyclone Gita. Photos: Christmas Reupena.

Cyclone Gita might be slowing moving away from Samoa but the danger is far from over.

That’s why the Ministry of Police are warning members of the public to take extra care out there.

“We urge members of the public to remain vigilant as we are experiencing rough weathers due to cyclone Gita,” a statement from the Police said. 

“We advise families to remain indoors and not to drive around Apia town area or near bridges and rivers. Flooding remains effective for all areas of Samoa. 

“Overflowing rivers should not be crossed and we urge drivers not to put their lives or others at risk by trying to do so. 

Some of the flooding brought by Cyclone Gita. Photos: Christmas Reupena.
Some of the flooding brought by Cyclone Gita. Photos: Christmas Reupena.

“Please note that power has been cut due to falling trees and flying debris. E.P.C. officials are working around the clock to provide assistance to Samoa. Do not let your children near falling powerlines.”

The Police also advised members of the public against travelling to areas such as Fugalei, Lelata, Maagao, Vaisigano, Vaimoso-uta due to flooding. 

“All airports and wharfs are closed down until further noticed. 

“The Disaster Management Officials are also carrying out clean up work. Therefore, we ask that everyone remain indoors for their safety and not to get in the way of the clean up work. Although some may feel the urge to take pictures for their facebook profile but this is not the time to do so. 

“Please stay safe out there Samoa.”

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