Oxfam ready to respond as Cyclone Amos strengthens on approach to Samoa

Media Releases article written on the 23 Apr 2016

Oxfam is on stand-by and ready to respond to Cyclone Amos, currently moving fast through the pacific and bearing down on Samoa.

The cyclone, expected to impact in the early hours of tomorrow morning, is tracking towards the south-west of Samoa. Latest forecasts predict the storm will strengthen to a Category 4 Cyclone with destructive winds of more than 220km/h.

Oxfam are already prepositioned in Samoa to initiate water trucking and is working closely with its partners to act quickly, if required.

For interviews and more information please contact Oxfam’s Media Coordinator Bianca Wordley at biancaw@oxfam.org.au or 0407 799 365.