Building materials needed for Samoa recovery

Families in Samoa who have had their houses severely affected by the flash floods say building materials are a huge demand post Cyclone Gita.


More than 200 people needed emergency shelter.

RNZI reports most businesses have returned back to work today to begin their assessment of the damages to their building as well as cleaning up debris to quickly resume business as usual.

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi has announced that there have been no reports of any casualties as a result of Tropical Cyclone Gita.

The National Disaster Committee will continue assessing damages this week and will release another report that will include whether there are still any casualties.

Samoa's Electrical Power Corporation are checking all power lines to ensure it is safe before reinstating power supply.

Houses without power are encouraged to use gas stoves. Most families in Samoa have gas stoves.

For families who do not have gas stoves, there is assistance from NGOs in the area supplying water.