27 Oct 2011

Samoa gets heavy rain after long dry spell

2:31 pm on 27 October 2011

Samoa has experienced heavy rain this week, following a prolonged drought.

The severity of the dry weather has led to many rivers and creeks drying up.

An official at the Samoa Water Authority says a series of downpours has started to replenish water supplies.

Earlier this month, Samoa's power supplier had asked people to reduce water consumption because of very low hydro-electricity reservoir levels .