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Tropical Cyclone Evan Warning in Effect for American Samoa
« on: December 12, 2012, 08:10:24 PM »
Tropical Cyclone Warning in Effect for American Samoa

Wednesday 12-12-12
Tropical Cyclone Evan is beginning to affect the American Samoa islands with heavy rain and increased winds. The strongest effects will occur late tonight and Thursday. Current projected winds for tomorrow are sustained winds of 109 mph with gusts to 132 mph.

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TROPICAL CYCLONE EVAN (04F) - LOCAL STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PAGO PAGO AS
338 PM SST WED DEC 12 2012

...HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR AMERICAN SAMOA ...

...NEW INFORMATION...

TROPICAL CYCLONE EVAN (04F) WAS LOCATED NEAR 14.0S 171.5W OR ABOUT
60 NAUTICAL MILES WEST OF PAGO PAGO MOVING EAST 7 MPH. IF TROPICAL
CYCLONE EVAN (04F) STAY ON THIS FORECAST TRACK...THEN EVAN WILL
MOVE CLOSER TO AMERICAN SAMOA THIS EVENING INTO THURSDAY MORNING.

...AREAS AFFECTED...

THIS LOCAL STATEMENT PROVIDES IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND RECOMMENDED
ACTIONS FOR PEOPLE AND MARINE INTEREST IN ALL LOCATIONS AND COASTAL
WATERS OF AMERICAN SAMOA.

...WATCHES/WARNINGS...

A HURRICANE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR AMERICAN SAMOA.

A HIGH SURF WARNING IN IN EFFECT FOR AMERICAN SAMOA.

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR AMERICAN SAMOA.

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Satelite photos of Samoa weather
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2012, 08:18:29 PM »
Animated Satelite photos of Samoa weather

Satelite photos of Samoa weather
http://www.prh.noaa.gov/samoa/satellite/index_flash.php?image=VIS

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Tropical Cyclone Evan satelite photo over Samoa
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2012, 08:24:34 PM »
Tropical Cyclone Evan satelite photo over Samoa

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Cyclone Evan floods Apia, Aggie Greys Hotel
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2012, 01:49:21 AM »
 A massive ocean surge caused by Cyclone Evan has hit Samoa's capital of Apia, leaving much of it badly damaged, the country's Disaster Management Office says.

"The storm surge is hitting us now, it is really high, 12 to 15 feet (3.6 to 4.5 metres)," a DMO official said on a failing phone line.
Phones and electricity are out across much of the country and tourists in the Aleipata area of south eastern Samoa have fled the coast.

 Aggie Greys Hotel in Samoa, one of the Pacific's best known hotels, has been heavily damaged by the cyclone.

An eyewitness says the Vaisigano River has swept into the hotel, destroying much of its famed fale restaurant and the premier fale rooms.

The storm is moving towards American Samoa.
Read more:
http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/south-pacific/8074476/Apia-slammed-as-cyclone-hits-Samoa


 


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