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Samoa declares state of disaster over tropical cyclone

Samoa declares state of disaster over tropical cyclone Samoa declares state of disaster over tropical cyclone
Patty Aguilar | 12 February, 2018, 03:40

Vaisigano river, Apia, Samoa during Cyclone Gita.

"The forecast right now looks like severe Tropical Cyclone Gita will become a Category 5 by 7 o'clock this evening", says Director of Tonga MET, 'Ofa Fa'anunu at a press conference this morning.

Based on data of the expected tropical cyclone path GITA-18, wind speeds zones from Joint Research Centre (Issued on 09 February 2018 06:00 UTC), and population data from WorldPop 2015, UNITAR-UNOSAT conducted a population exposure analysis for Western Samoa and Tonga. The cyclone is the strongest in recorded history to approach Tonga this evening.

Tonga MET is urging people to prepare and to evacuate to centres such as the Latter Day Saints churches that can withstand the strength of the cyclone.

"If it hits Tongatapu as a Category 5 there will be a lot of damage".

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In American Samoa the governor, Lolo Matalasi Maliga, said there was a lot of damage to homes and utilities.

NDMO has also advised that storm surges should be expected and accompanied by damaging gale force wind.

For other parts of the country, expect strong winds, heavy rain and thunderstorms from early tomorrow.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop says, "Both our nations have offered support and assistance and at this stage, we are monitoring the weather as it unfolds but we both stand ready to provide support should that be required".

The government has declared Tonga a state of emergency.

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