24 Dec 2012

Relief efforts continue in Samoa after Evan

5:23 am on 24 December 2012

Relief efforts in Samoa continue after Cyclone Evan, with water supplies being restored to many parts of Upolu, including much of the capital Apia.

The government says the Samoa Water Authority is in the process of allocating generators to power water pumps to areas where water is supplied from underground aquifers.

Water tanks are being installed in Tamaligi, Malifa and other affected areas around Upolu.

The public is also advised to report to Samoa Water Authority areas where there are burst pipes so workmen can be deployed to fix them.

The Samoa Water Authority water trucking system is prioritising the hospitals and shelters where displaced persons are being put up.

Meanwhile, more than 500 people turned up to the much-awaited Christmas in the Park concert which featured renowned London-based Sopranist, Aivale Cole, New Zealand pop artists Bella Kalolo, Melenia Lino and Scribe.

Shelter residents were bused to the free concert.