Prepared for the worst

By Vatapuia Maiava ,

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 FloodwaterS rising: Ankle deep or knee deep, it didn’t stop people and traffic going about their business in and around Apia in preparation for the arrival of Tropical Cyclone Amos.

FloodwaterS rising: Ankle deep or knee deep, it didn’t stop people and traffic going about their business in and around Apia in preparation for the arrival of Tropical Cyclone Amos.

 When it comes to cyclones, you can never be too cautious. Being well prepared could mean the difference between losing all that you have and keeping everything and everyone safe.

Businesses, houses, buildings and personal assets were seen all over Samoa being covered by plywood, sandbags or secured by any means necessary. The sun shining briefly at mid-day did not change these mindsets.

 Whatever was seen as vulnerable to strong winds, flooding or heavy rains, had to be secured. Preparing for the worst was on everyone’s ‘to-do’ list following warnings about the escalating force of Amos.

Minor floods were seen throughout Samoa as the rain persisted; people struggled through ankle deep waters along streets and took shelter where ever they could.

One thing certain was that when Cyclone Amos hit, Samoa was as ready as it could be.

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