Local ties in Hawaii help storm victims in Samoa

HONOLULU —Samoa has taken a beating from Cyclone Evan, which ripped through the island nation overnight. At last count, four people were killed and at least 8 others were reported missing.Those in Hawaii with family and friends in the region are already mobilizing help for those affected by the storm. Gus Hannemann had been on the phone all morning on Saturday. He said even getting through to elected officials in Samoa right now is a challenge.\They call two or three times to make a connection

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