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Here is the 6pm (Sunday, Feb. 11th, 2018) update for each area: SUMMARY:65% of Power Customers now have power85% of Water Customers now have water (some with low pressure) POWER:Satala Feeders:F-4 - Satala plant to shipyard.F-8 - Satala power plant to LBJ hospitalSK - StarKistSTP - Samoa Tuna...
All public schools in American Samoa will be closed this week after Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga issued a closure call yesterday, while full assessment of damage caused by Tropical Storm Gita gets underway this morning. Education director Dr. Ruth Matagi-Tofiga says schools will be closed for the...
Tropical Cyclone Gita, which has already wrought significant damage in both Samoa and American Samoa, is now heading towards Tonga and then southern Fiji. Tonga authorities have advised people to secure their property, move away from low-lying areas and to listen to the radio for information. But...
Among the issues to be considered by the 172nd Fisheries council are the following of particular interest to American Samoa, plus any comments from the public on the issues. AMERICAN SAMOA LARGE VESSEL PROHIBITED AREA In the early 2000s, the American Samoa longline fleet included about 40 small...
American Red Cross will be conducting damage assessment following the aftermath of Tropical Storm Gita hit American Samoa’s main island of Tutuila. There have been reports of many homes that were damaged with roofs blown off.  Samoa News has observed several homes in Nu’uuli and Tafuna that were...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has declared a State of Emergency for American Samoa following preliminary assessment, which found a lot of homes and other infrastructures damaged on the main island of Tutuila following Tropical Storm Gita, which moved south and away from the territory late in the...
A US Coast Guard C130 aircraft is enroute from Honolulu to American Samoa with officials from the Coast Guard and US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Coast Guard spokesman Lt. Scott Carr said from Honolulu this morning that the plane is carrying USCG personnel who will be checking on the...
Due to severe winds, Hawaiian Airlines has canceled the flight today (Sat. Feb.10, 2018) that was delayed from Friday due to Tropical Storm Gita. Hawaiian flight 1465 departs Honolulu at 9:30a.m. (Hawai'i time) on Sunday, Feb. 11 and arrives in Pago Pago at 2:20p.m. Hawaiian flight 1466 departs...
A state of disaster has been declared in Samoa as authorities focus on rescue and evacuation in the wake of Cyclone Gita. The cyclone tore through the country bringing damaging winds and torrential rain but is now moving away to the south-east. Ulu Bismarck Crawley, head of the Ministry of Natural...
A child custody battle case out of a Missouri court has spilled over to the territory when local police enforced a Missouri court order, which didn’t sit well with the High Court of American Samoa that has described the action as “disdainful”, according to court documents. In a decision issued...

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