Heavy rain brings flooding and landslides

By Joyetter Feagaimaali’i-Luamanu ,

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A look at the aftermath of the landslide in Palisi.

A look at the aftermath of the landslide in Palisi. (Photo: Tagataese Taliaoa)

Samoa is in for a very wet Mother’s Day long weekend.

The town area, especially Fugalei and Taufusi, was flooded this morning after a night of heavy rain.

Up the hill at Palisi, residents have been affected by a landslide.

Aside from blocking the driveway of the Ah Liki residence, the heavy rain caused the mud to flow into a family home. 

Men working to clear the landslide that occurred in Palisi early this morning.
Men working to clear the landslide that occurred in Palisi early this morning.

The mud entered the residence of a family around 4am while they were sleeping. 

The woman who did not wish to be named expressed her disappointment with what happened as its ruined a lot of her furniture, clothes, shoes and other valuables.

The area where the landslide occurred belongs to a family who resides off island. 

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