Death toll remains at 5 and 12 still missing

Recovery work in progress at worst hit areas

APIA: WEDNESDAY 19 DECEMBER 2012: The death toll from Cyclone Evan has risen to five (5) with the discovery of a body late Monday at Vaiala as earlier reported by Talamua. The male victim has been identified. Missing persons has risen from 10 to 12.

Aid Assistance
The Australian Government has pledged AUD$400,000 cash and another AUD$400,000 in materials as part of their relief package. Materials include transitional shelter kits, tents, tools, generators, bedding and linen and sundry.

Japan has informed Government that they are in the final stages of putting together their immediate relief shipment. It includes water tanks, tents and generators. Government has received immediate relief grants of USD$100,000 from UNDP, NZD$50,000 from the New Zealand Government (including search and rescue assistance and aerial surveillance support) and USD$50,000 from the United States Government via the Samoa Red Cross.

As of late Tuesday afternoon, New Zealand has pledged an additional NZD$550,000 towards immediate relief efforts.

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi today thanked the people and Government of American Samoa for immediate relief supplies, ferried over by the Lady Naomi on Sunday 16th December 2012.

“The consignment, which arrived immediately after Cyclone Evan had just passed over, was very timely.  It was exactly the sort of supplies that we urgently needed.”

The shipment comprised of 13 pallets of bottled water, dry foods, clothing and tents.  Another shipment is expected to arrive from American Samoa aboard the Fotu o Samoa ferry today.

Shelter            Total People in each shelter
NUS            630
Samoa Nurse Hall        205
GYM1            151
Samoa College        600
Safaatoa            250
LDS Magiagi        380
EFKS Magiagi        90
Insel Hotel        50
Apia Primary        150
Catholic Church Sinamoga    70
Tafitoala Primary School    240
Pesega            70
Sinamoga            38
SDA Hall Magiagi        201
Solosolo Primary School    50
Leone AOG        31
Faleseela Catholic Church    50
Faleseela LDS        100
Faleseela AOG        30
Matafaa Methodist        22
Mauga Mapua        15
Simaila Fifika        25
Lotofaga Safata LDS    300
Fusi Safata        150
Gagaifo            45
Lalovaea SDA        40
Siumu            200


One Comment

  1. Pam

    Looking for my friend who is a resident of Apia. very concerned. Is there a way i can find out anything on her whereabouts? PLEASE help. All my efforts to contact her from the US are denied……… her name is Sala Avuuva.. If any one knows how i can find out something please help! please if you can contact her tell her to call Pam.

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