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Strong winds, rains predicted for weekend as low pressure develops

Fagaima Road flooding in 2018.
Source: Homeland Security / TEMCO

Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Department of Homeland Security – TEMCO issued the following weather advisory late Friday afternoon.

The National Weather Service in Tafuna has advised that currently, model data shows a low pressure system developing near the Samoan Islands by today, Saturday, February 23, 2019 and moving southwest as it intensifies. The low pressure system will bring strong and gusty northerly winds through the weekend.

The public is advised to use caution, take action and be prepared at all times and especially through this developing system. Heavy rainfall can cause flooding and landslide, high winds can cause lose items to take flight and downed trees. Please make safety a priority through your preparedness and during your actions.

Please report any concern or weather incident to ASHDS-TEMCO at 699-3800.

O se fa’aaliga taua lenei mai le Matagaluega o le Puipuiga o le Saogalemu faa-Lotoifale – le Homeland Security ma le Ofisa o le TEMCO, auina mai i le itula e 5:00 i le afiafi nei, Aso Faraile, Fepuari 22, 2019.

Ua fa’ailoa mai e le Ofisa o le Va’ai-Tau i Tafuna le iai o se ta’amilosaga o savili e lata ane i le Atu-Samoana e amata i le Aso To’ana’i, Fepuari 23, 2019 ma o lo’o si’isi’i i luga lona malosi ma aga’i atu i saute-sisifo. O lenei ta’amilosaga o savili o le a o’o mai savili malolosi ma le fa’ata’uta’u e o’o atu i le fa’ai’uga o le Aso Sa.

E fautuaina le mamalu o le atunu’u ia fa’aaoga tulaga e fa’aitiitia ai le a’afiaga, faia galuega e tapena ai, ma nofo sauni mo fa’alavelave fa’apenei. O timuga mamafa e mafua ai lologa ma sologa, o savili malolosi e mafua ai ona lelea laupap po’o ‘apa o ta’atitia vale ma gaui ai la’au. Fa’amolemole tausisi ma fa’amuamua le saogalemu i tapenaga ma gaioiga e tatau ona fai.

E fautuaina le mamalu o le atunu’u ina ia fa’alogologo mai pea I lau leitio mo ni isi fa’amatalaga. A iai se fesili po’o se a’afiaga ona o le tau, vala’au mai I le ASDHS-TEMCO i le 699-3800.