This year will mark the tenth anniversary of the deadly tsunami that struck Samoa killing over a 100 people of Falealili and Aleipata and caused so much destruction along the southern-western coastline of Upolu.
Plans to mark the anniversary of this tragic event are in place according to the Adventist Disaster Releif Agency ADRA Project Manager Community Disaster Risk Management Tuioti Sakaria Taituave.
He said that preparations for the event are being made for the villages affected.
“Preparations are actually a programme of drills on how to respond when a natural disaster occurs and it is being carried out in all the villages of the Aleipata District,” Tuioti said.
“ The Aleipata District is more prone to disaster of this nature because it is close to the Tongan Trench and it’s important they must be prepared.”
Tuioti said it is also important for every village in Samoa to learn how to respond to natural disaster especially tsunami.
He added that Samoa should not be complacent but be prepared for the possibility of the occurrence of another tsunami.
The pulenuu of Tiavea Faleesea Ololua Hunt said their village marks the tragic event every year on the 29th September with a church service and a wreath for every person in the village killed .
He said they will support the 10th anniversary.