Weather Service issues flood advisory

Source: Media release, Dept. of Homeland Security

The National Weather Service has issued a FLASH FLOOD WATCH for Tutuila, Aunu’u, Manu’a and Swains until Tuesday afternoon, January 31, 2017. This is due to heavy showers and thunderstorms that are likely occurring this evening and tonight. Recent rains have made grounds saturated, and any additional heavy rainfall will bring potential for flooding.

Residents and drivers in areas prone to flooding and or landslides are urged to be cautious for safety and to protect life and property.

The American Samoa Department of Homeland Security – TEMCO will continue to monitor the situation and we will issue further bulletins if necessary. Report any weather related incidents to the EOC at 699-3800/6990411 or the Police at 633-1111.

O se fa’aaliga taua fa’apitoa 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 3:00 p.m. i le aoauli nei, le Aso Gafua, aso 30 o Ianuari 2017.

Ua fa’ailoa mai e le ofisa o le va’ai tau i Tafuna ua iai nei se NOFO VA’AVA’AIA MO LOLOGA MA TAFEGA I NOFOAGA MAUALALALO mo Tutuila, Aunu’u, Manu’a ma Swains se ia oo i le aoauli o le Aso Lua, Ianuari 31, 2017. Ua mafua lea tulaga ona o le tetele timuga ma le mamafa o timuga faapea ai ma faititili e pa pa ai ile afiafi nei seia o’o i le po nanei. O lo’o susu le eleele ona o timuga ua mavae atu, ma o isi fa’aopoopoga o timuga mamafa o le a mafai ai ona tutupu lologa ma tafega.

Fautuaina le mamalu o le atunu’u o lo’o nonofo ma feoa’i i ta’avale i nofoaga e masani ona a’afia i lologa, o sologa, ma tafega, ina ia taga’i lelei i tapenaga mo mea totino ma fa’a-taua le saogalemu.

O le a toe auina atu nisi fautuaga mai le ofisa o le ASDHS-TEMCO pe a fai ae iai nisi fa’aaliga mai le ofisa o le va’ai tau i Tafuna.  Vala’au mai le 699-3800/699-0411 le EOC po’o 633-1111 le DPS e lipoti ai ni sologa po’o tafega ‘ua afaina ai mea totino ma le soifua saogalemu.

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