29 Oct 2007

Big tsunami evacuation exercise in Apia tomorrow

11:27 am on 29 October 2007

A big tsunami evacuation exercise has been planned by Samoa's Disaster Preparedness Committee to take place tomorrow as part of this year's environment and disaster awareness week.

The exercise will be held in two low lying areas in the capital Apia, including the industrial zone at Vaitele.

The Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Faumuina Tiatia Liuga, in a public address has urged people to give their full support to the drill.

All businesses, companies and households within the two zones targeted in the exercise have been strongly advised to leave their homes and belongings including vehicles to enable them to move quickly to designated evacuation sites.