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TROPICAL CYCLONE GITA

Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In American Samoa, about 500 land use permits have been issued for new construction and repairs to homes destroyed or damaged during Gita in February. Tino Ma'o of the Project Notification and Review System Board, said the Gita rebuilding has led to improvements in home...
SACRAMENTO, CA —Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West announced this week that SBA will close its Tafuna Disaster Loan Outreach Center at 4 p.m. on Friday, June 22. “SBA opened the center to provide personalized assistance to...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) winding down its local operations, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has urged cabinet members, who oversee ASG property damaged by Tropical Storm Gita, to complete their respective assessments while FEMA officials are still...
Acting Governor Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga [SN file photo]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Acting Governor Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga has moved to curtail overtime related to US Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) activities following Tropical Storm Gita in February this year. The move comes as FEMA winds down its activities in the territory, with the...
Local government employees working at the Disaster Recovery Center, inside the DYWA Pago Pago Youth Center, are pictured with US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials Wednesday at the DRC, which closes tomorrow and transitions next week to the US Small Business Administration’s...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Manu’a residents who suffered losses from Tropical Storm Gita will start registration today at three Disaster Recovery Center sites in the Manu’a islands while more villages have been added to the list for DRC registration on Tutuila, according to joint statements from...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Registration continues today, Monday, through Wednesday, for residents impacted by Tropical Storm Gita at the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the DYWA Pago Pago Youth Center. In a joint statement last Friday, the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and ASG...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Red Cross has provided assistance to American Samoa residents since before Tropical Cyclone Gita made landfall on February 9. Caseworkers have already opened more than 1,200 cases for affected families. Appointment-based casework is planned to continue...
ASCC student Feliciamere P. Elisara, whose Vailoa home was destroyed by Cyclone Gita, receives food, water and clothing during the College’s assistance drive last week for students affected by the cyclone. The ASCC Marketing Committee organized effort, with assistance from the Student Government Association and the College’s student clubs.  [Photo: J. Kneubuhl]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Community College (ASCC) Marketing Committee, in collaboration with the Student Government Association (SGA) and student clubs on campus, last week concluded an a food drive to provide assistance to students at the College whose homes were damaged by...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Beginning March 12-13, 2018, the Village of Ottoville will begin registering at the DRC located at Department of Youth and Women’s Affairs Building located at Route 1 Pago Pago, AS 96799. March 12 will be for Ottoville numbers 0001-0118, and March 13, Ottoville numbers...