The government agency responsible for coordinating disaster risk management programd has issued a warning to all members of the Samoa public.
The warning from the Disaster Management Office (DMO) comes as the Samoa Meteorological Service predicts more rain, flooding and landslides over the coming days.
“Please do not allow children to play in the floodwaters,” Filomena Nelson says. “They can be mixed up with all sorts of contaminants and debris. Also, please avoid the storm drains – we don’t want any more deaths.”