12 Nov 2009

American Samoa's Weather Service warns people of cyclone season

11:07 am on 12 November 2009

American Samoa's Weather Service says while attention is on recovery and rebuilding from the recent disasters in the Territory, people should also remember its cyclone season in the Pacific.

Meteorologist, Mase Akapo Akapo, says scientists are predicting a higher probability of tropical cyclones developing this season.

He says warmer than usual ocean temperatures are a contributing factor.

Mase called for public awareness on how residents can prepare for the cyclone season as all attention is currently focused on the recent tsunami clean up effort.

Meanwhile, the Director of Homeland Security, Tuala Mike Sala, said last week that his department is working on a media campaign to prepare for the cyclone season.