Samoa cleans up after cyclone and watches food situation | Asia Pacific

Samoa cleans up after cyclone and watches food situation

Samoa cleans up after cyclone and watches food situation

Updated 17 December 2012, 12:56 AEDT

Government authorities in Samoa have declared a 48-hour state of emergency, as mopping up operations started in the capital, Apia.

Many homes were destroyed or washed away, with about two-thousand people reportedly in evacuation centres.

Power lines were down, roads damaged and telephone lines were either jammed or cutting out.

Food supplies may be an issue, as local authorities monitor the situation carefully.

Presenter: Sen Lam

Speakers: Cherelle Jackson, journalist, Apia, Samoa

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