21 Jan 2011

American Samoa is under wind advisory

2:31 pm on 21 January 2011

American Samoa is now under a wind advisory with the National Weather Service forecasting winds of 32 to 40 kilometres per hour with gusts of up to 80 kilometres per hour near mountains.

The weather service is advising residents to take precautionary measures, while motorists are asked to stay alert to the danger of the winds.

Hardware stores report demand from shoppers for flashlights and batteries, and customers in the Tafuna area are stocking up on water and food.

The US Coast Guard and Port Administration is calling a port users and stake holders meeting for tomorrow morning to make plans for the heavy weather.