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GITA UPDATE: Registration continues for some Tutuila villages

Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — More Tutuila residents, whose property were affected by Tropical Storm Gita are up for registration this week at the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), located inside the DYWA Pago Pago Youth Center, and operated jointly by ASG and the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

In a statement last Friday afternoon, ASG and FEMA announced the following additional villages for today through Wednesday this week for DRC registration. And only heads of households need to register:

•        Monday, Apr. 9: Mapusaga and Tafeta numbers 0001 - 0151

•        Monday, Apr. 9: Taputimu numbers 0001 - 0126

•        Tuesday, Apr. 10: Leone all who pre-registered

•        Wednesday Apr. 11: Fagasa numbers 001 - 0116; Vatia numbers 0001 – 0115; and Aumi numbers 0001 – 0023

Applicants should have the following information on hand for registration: Social Security number; Address of the damaged primary residence; Description of the damage; Information about insurance coverage, if applicable; current contact telephone number; a PO Box where they can receive mail; and bank account and routing numbers for direct deposit of funds.

For future village dates and times to register at the DRC, ASG and FEMA will provide an updated schedule.

A reminder that Individuals with access and functional needs who are heads of household and still need to register should call the Crisis Hotline at (684) 633-9017. FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance  (DSA) Teams will come to your home to register you — you do not need to come to the DRC.

Those in Ottoville already visited by DSA, with slips that have DSA written on them, do not have to come to the DRC, as they are already registered with FEMA.