Samoans are counting the cost of Tropical Cyclone Amos, which hit the country on Saturday night as a category three storm, with some surprised by an inaccurate forecast.
The Pacific nation escaped the worst after Amos sped past the main islands and weakened from a category four system that was earlier predicted to strike the capital, Apia, directly.
But damage has been reported to some roads, and heavy rain has brought flooding, particularly in the east of Suvai'i island.
Food, Water and Livelihoods in Pacific Islands under Increasing Threat from Climate Change
Invasive Species, Waste, and Extreme Weather Events among Key Challenges
Doha (Qatar), 4 December 2012 – Island communities in the Pacific Ocean are facing unprecedented challenges to their economies and environment from the impacts of climate change, according to a new report released at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Doha, Qatar.
This report covers the period 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2009.
Programme purpose: To reduce the number of deaths, injuries and impact from disasters, diseases and public health emergencies, by effectively using national, regional and international Red Cross and Red Crescent capacities and resources.
Programme summary: This annual report is a summary of key achievements of the seven individual plans implemented by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) under its disaster management global programme.
Financial situation: The total …