7 Jan 2013

Questions in Samoa over cause of flooding during cyclone Evan

9:36 am on 7 January 2013

Hundreds of people in Vaimauga in Samoa whose homes, properties and businesses were wiped away by flooding during Cyclone Evan want answers.

They want the Government to investigate the cause of the flood.

The Samoa Observer reports residents as sayiong Cyclone Evan cannot be blamed entirely for the unprecedented flooding that has left them with millions worth of damage.

Many claim that the flooding was the result of the Electric Power Corporation's Alaoa Dam being left opened.

One resident, Tiauli Lelea, says he has lived in the area all his life, and hasn't seen anything like it.

He says there should be an investigation into what caused the flood.

The Observer says repeated attempts to get a comment from EPC were unsuccessful.