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Specific “direct federal assistance” requests sent by Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga to US President Donald J. Trump following last Friday’s Tropical Storm Gita includes generators, medical supplies and first aid kits. And in the wake of the damage caused by the storm, all public schools will be closed...
Gita Restoration Update: 12 February 2018, 6pm POWER: - All Feeders (Primary lines) are energized 100% - Total of 7,200 out of 12,000 (60%) customers have power now - Aunuu has power to all customers - Manua has power to all customers Facilities on Generators: - Masefau Water Wells - Coconut Pt. 1...
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Twenty-two people were arrested by police since Thursday of last week and appeared in District Court yesterday morning for their initial appearances. Of the cases in court, 15 of them were in court for private peace disturbances, 3 were arrested for domestic violence, 2 were arrested for stealing...
Assistant Attorney General, Jedidiah Bigelow is reminding stores that it’s illegal to raise by 10% the price of certain consumer goods after the governor declares a state of emergency following a disaster. However, a provision of the law states that raising the price by 10% is not unlawful if the...
POLICE ARREST CO-DEFENDANT IN THE POLICE CAR SHOOTING  Police have arrested the second suspect in the alleged incident that happened in Dec. 2017, where a police unit was shot at, while two police officers were outside the vehicle, investigating a possible break-in at the Tony Solaita Baseball...
The state of emergency declared by Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga who submitted over the weekend the official request to the US President for an emergency declaration, which now has been approved — paves the way for federal assistance to Tutuila, hard hit by Tropical Storm Gita. A full assessment is...
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...

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