Lauli’I Elementary School's new tsunami indoor siren damaged

Source: American Samoa Department of Homeland Security – TEMCO

A special bulletin from the American Samoa Department of Homeland Security – TEMCO was issued yesterday, at 11 a.m., Monday, March 27, 2017, asking residents and those who frequent the area of Lauli’i Elementary to report any information pertaining to the damage and missing siren parts to the police or to the ASDHS.

The special bulletin states that on Friday, March 25, 2017 at 12:45 p.m., damage and missing parts were observed at one of the new island wide tsunami indoor sirens installed at the Lauli’i Elementary School.

Damage occurred when the siren system’s “TRANSCEIVER” — which is now missing — was forcibly removed. The new indoor sirens are an addition to the outdoor sirens to better our tsunami warning system, especially at schools near the coast and in the tsunami zones like Lauli’i Elementary. This system will also assist the school to evacuate in the event of a tsunami and ultimately saving lives.

This missing part is crucial to the siren system and it is mounted on the roof with cable connections to the rest of the system within the principal’s office. The transceiver will enable the siren system to receive and transmit information between the siren location and our office in Tafuna; without it, the siren system is useless.

The transceiver is about 5 inches circumference and an inch thick, white colored, glassy disc.

A reminder to the public that damage to and the unauthorized removal of government property is a crime and punishable by law.

Residents and those who frequent the area of Lauli’i Elementary are asked to report any information pertaining to the damage and missing siren part to the Police (633-1111) or to the American Samoa Department of Homeland Security (699-0420).

O se fa’aaliga taua fa’apitoa lenei mai le Matagaluega o le Puipuiga o le Saogalemu Faa-Lotoifale – le Homeland Security ma le Ofisa o le TEMCO, auina mai i le itula e 11:00 i le taeao nei, le Aso Gafua, aso 27 o Mati 2017.

O le Aso Faraile, Mati 25, 2017 i le 12:45 i le aoauli na lipotia mai ai le fa’aleagaina ma le ave’eseina ai o se totoga (Transceiver) e taua i masini fa’ailo fou nei ua fa’atulagaina mo le a’oga tulaga muamua i Lauli’i. Na mafua le fa’aleagaina ina ua ave’eseina fa’amalosi lea totoga mai lona

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