A teenage girl has died and homes have been evacuated under the threat of landslides following a day of severe weather in America Samoa.
The girl was killed when she was swept away in a stream during yesterday's heavy rains, which drenched the main island of Tutuila, and prompted a flash flood warning.
The rain caused a landslide in Gatavai village, damaging at least three homes and a church, and residents
were evacuated to a high school for temporary shelter.
Residents on the hillside of neighbouring Utulei village were also told to evacuate to the high school, as a precaution.
Government offices were also ordered to close early yesterday.
Emergency officials in Pago Pago say the landslide was the only major incident due to heavy rain.