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VIDEO: Raw footage of Cyclone Evan

Friday 14 Dec 2012 10:08 a.m.

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By 3 News online staff

A fierce Cyclone has struck Samoa overnight, causing widespread flooding and power outages.

Three people are reported dead – including two children – and residents are being told to move to higher ground.

Winds of 160kmph and a four metre-high storm surge hit the capital of Apia yesterday, and forecasters are predicting a second surge from the storm this morning

New Zealand High Commissioner for Samoa Nick Hurley told media that low-lying areas of Apia had suffered “immense damage”.

Watch raw footage of Cyclone Evan.

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