PAGO PAGO, American Samoa - U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Faiupu Tagaleoo, Theater Support Group, 9th Mission Support Command, assists FEMA personnel with receipt of supplies to support Defense Support of Civil Authority operations in American Samoa in response to Tropical Storm Gita. The 9th Mission Support Command based out of Fort Shafter Flats has provided ongoing support for relief operations since Feb. 11. [courtesy photo]
DON’T FORGET OUR NATIVE WILDLIFE — THEY NEED HELP TOO This photo provided by an Ili’ili resident shows a fruit bat “taking a nap” on the branch of one of their papaya trees, 24 hours after Tropical Storm Gita. With the devastation from the storm of trees and greenery up in the mountains too, bats and birds will be seeking food and shelter closer to homes. Hopefully, like this peacefully sleeping bat — residents will protect them. [Courtesy photo]
Samoa News would like to send out a “faafetai le agaalofa” to all those who responded to keep us safe from the winds and rain of Tropical Storm Gita that hit our Territory just last week Friday and who continue to work towards our recovery efforts.  More pictures saluting those who are keeping us safe in slideshow. [Samoa News photo]

As recover continues on Tutuila in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Gita more than a week ago, residents are urged not to wait for the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) “if you can take action yourself,” while all public schools will resume classes Tuesday, Feb. 20. Samoa News points out that many impacted residents, whose homes were damaged or destroyed started clean up immediately on...

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As recover continues on Tutuila in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Gita more than a week ago, residents are urged not to wait for the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) “if you can take action yourself,” while all public schools will resume classes Tuesday, Feb. 20. Samoa News points out...
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