Power has been cut, main roads flooded and more than 200 people have been evacuated from their homes in Samoa

Power has been cut, main roads flooded and more than 200 people have been evacuated from their homes in Samoa
Residents in Samoa hope the worst is over as tropical cyclone Gita moves away from the island nation after wreaking havoc.

Power has been cut and more than 200 people have been evacuated from their homes after major flooding, which include main roads in the capital city of Apia.

A category 2 cyclone warning on Saturday morning has since been cancelled.

'Tropical cyclone warning category 1 (39-54mph) remains in force for all of Samoa,' Samoa Meteorological Service's Facebook page states.

'Heavy rain warning remain in effect for Samoa; flooding and landslide is possible for vulnerable areas. Flood advisory remains in effect for low-lying coastal areas due to high surf.'



The National Disaster Committee met on Saturday to discuss the status and effects of damage caused by tropical cyclone Gita

The National Disaster Committee met on Saturday to discuss the status and effects of damage caused by tropical cyclone Gita
There have been no reports of any casualties as a result of tropical cyclone Gita.

Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi addressed the nation on Saturday afternoon.

'Late last night it was category one however as of this morning it had increased to a level two category,' he said.

'The good news is that it is slowly moving away from us.

The National Disaster Committee met on Saturday to discuss the status and effects of damage caused by the cyclone.

The extent of damage caused were from flooding and strong winds.

The cyclone is moving away but heavy rain warnings remain in effect in Samoa with more flooding and landslides possible

The cyclone is moving away but heavy rain warnings remain in effect in Samoa with more flooding and landslides possible
The extent of damage caused by the tropical cyclone were from flooding and strong winds

The extent of damage caused by the tropical cyclone were from flooding and strong winds

Heavy rain, thunderstorms, rough seas and winds of up to 90 kilometres per hour are forecasted for the next two days.

Villages worst affected by flooding include Lelata, Apia Park, Fa'atoia, Matautu, Fugalei, Taufusi and Pesega, the Samoan Observer reports

The danger is far from over where both the Prime minister and Ministry of Police advised residents to stay safe by avoiding flooded roads and rivers.

Former Tropical Cyclone Fehi slammed New Zealand last week, flooding South Island towns and sparking a state of emergency.

The Government of Samoa shared a warning on Facebook instructing people to take 'precautionary measures'.

A video shared online shows murky brown storm water flooding a family home, gushing through the property as it sweeps away cars and belongings.

Flights from Samoa to Fiji and ferry trips were cancelled on Friday, while students were sent home from school and transport around the island is limited.

Residents in Samoa have been urged to stay safe by avoiding flooded roads and rivers

Residents in Samoa have been urged to stay safe by avoiding flooded roads and rivers
Heavy rain, thunderstorms, rough seas and winds of up to 90 kilometres per hour are forecasted in Samoa for the next two days

Heavy rain, thunderstorms, rough seas and winds of up to 90 kilometres per hour are forecasted in Samoa for the next two days