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Samoa escapes relatively unscathed after week of ominous weather

Samoa faces another few days of occasional wind and showers but residents can rest easy knowing that the worst of the grim weather has passed. Locals have been on high alert over the past week following updates of a potential cyclone by Samoa’s meteorological office. Families were evacuated and schools closed until Monday. The country […]

School closures and evacuations as heavy storms hit Samoa

Samoa is bracing for more wild weather today as gusty winds and heavy downpour continue to batter the country with locals fearing it could develop into a cyclone. Flooding on the streets of Apia and nearby villages caused major traffic delays yesterday, while parked cars sat partially submerged underwater. Many families living in coastal areas […]