22nd August 12:16 AM
Hundreds of people still in shelters in American Samoa
By Lena Reece
Tuesday 13/02/2018
Damage from Cyclone Gita in American Samoa. [Photo: Twiiter/ Aumua Amata]

Hundreds of people are still in shelters in American Samoa, three days after Cyclone Gita caused flooding and damage to buildings in the territory.

Yesterday US President Donald Trump approved an emergency declaration for the territory.

Meanwhile, people in Samoa are being advised to do a very thorough clean up of their homes and businesses following Cyclone Gita.

Radio New Zealand reports that increased dengue fever cases have been an ongoing concern since late last year, and the cyclone has left many pools of stagnant water where mosquitoes can breed.

Source: RadioNZ

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