Monday, February 14

Update on Olaf

I've been tracking Cyclone Olaf all day and it looks like it will be stronger than Cyclone Heta which was a Category 4 storm that missed Samoa by over 100 miles to the south early last year but not as strong as Cyclones Val and Ofa which passed directly over and devastated Samoa back in 1990 and 1991.

Heta was still strong enough to down numerous power lines, cause flooding and burst water mains all over the island. It was also strong enough to knock over trees and remove roofing iron off many houses in the worst hit areas. And now Olaf is predicted to be worse.

It took Samoa over two weeks to restore water and electricity the last time, I'm not looking forward to life after this next one.

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