Heavy rain warning for Samoa

<p>The Samoa Meteorology Office says continuous heavy rainfall poses a risk of flooding in all low lying areas including areas close to rivers and streams.</p>

<p>The public has been advised to take precautionary measures by refraining from crossing rivers, streams and fords if flooded.</p>

<p>It is also recommended that drinking water be boiled before consumption.</p>

<p>As the official cyclone season has just begun, the public is being urged to prepare extra drinking water and emergency supplies in the event that a cyclone is detected.</p>

<p>Weather scientists have predicted 1 to 2 cyclones to hit Samoa this season.</p>

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<p><em>Photo file supplied Caption: Saleufi Road flooded during heavy rain</em></p>

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