Apia panics during tsunami warning

13/10/2009 07:36

APIA - What previously was a joke and an obligatory excercise of adhering to tsunami warnings, was yesterday taken very seriously by residents of Apia town area. Thousands reacted immediately after alarm went off in the town of Apia. The traffic was at a stand still as members of the public rushed uphill towards designated evacuation areas. By the time the warning was cancelled the town had been evacuated but traffic had come to a halt at the fringes of Apia town area. Most work places closed from then on. Mc Donalds was the only open restaurant and received many a thirsty and hungry walkers after the tsunami warning.