Samoa’s Fire and Emergency Services responded to a vehicle that made an unsuccessful attempt to cross the Ford between Lotopa and Tulaele this afternoon, despite warnings issued by the Disaster Management Office and flood warnings by the Samoa Meteorological Services.
“Crossing at this ford is prohibited for the time being as it is inaccessible and unsafe!”
“We hereby advise that the travelling public and pedestrians around this area should refrain from crossing this ford and use alternative routes”
“Please drive with extra care at alternative fords and routes, as we continue to observe persistent rainfall”.
The latest report issued by Samoa Met Services at 5pm Saturday 6 February continues to impose heavy rain, flood and marine warnings for Samoa.
“An area of extreme rainfall activities and gusty winds conditions remain persistent over Samoa since this morning due to an active convergence zone as analysed this afternoon. The aforementioned system is expected to maintain heavy rain and strong to gusty periods across the island by tonight through tomorrow”.