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TROPICAL STORM GITA

Rendering of proposed new Fono Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Agriculture Department director, Filifaatali Mike Fuiava, revealed during his department’s fiscal year 2019 budget hearing last week that the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved $500,000 to American Samoa for farms damaged as a result of Tropical Storm Gita...
  Secretary of Samoa Affairs Mauga Tasi Asuega
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Secretary of Samoan Affairs, Mauga T. Asuega has cautioned local residents who received federal disaster assistance as a result of Tropical Storm Gita, not to misuse federal money. The US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved more than $22.22 million in...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Department of Human Resources is accepting applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) as a result of the Presidential Disaster Declaration for workers in American Samoa who lost their jobs and self-employed individuals who have been unable to work due to...
Sacramento, CA — Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West announced this week that SBA has approved more than $5 million in federal disaster loans for American Samoa businesses and residents impacted by Tropical Storm Gita that...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US Federal Emergency Management Agency and ASG remind members of the public impacted by Tropical Storm Gita, that 4p.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, May 1, is the deadline to register for federal disaster assistance. Anyone with damage due to the storm must register with FEMA...
Representatives from the National Weather Service after appearing for a Senate Homeland Security hearing last Thursday. Raymond Tanabe (second from left) is the Pacific Regional Director and Elinor Lutu-Moore (far left) is the Meteorologist in Charge.  [photo: AF]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Senators wanting to hear directly from the Weather Service Office (WSO) about details regarding Tropical Storm Gita, due to many in the community believing it failed to warn them of the severity of the incoming storm, as well as during the storm, held a hearing on the...
Representatives from Bluesky Communications appeared before the House Communications Committee this week to answer questions pertaining to communication services that were knocked out during Tropical Storm Gita.  [photo: AF]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — It was revealed during the House Communications Committee hearing on Monday that Bluesky Communications has — since Tropical Storm Gita — restored 93% of its cable service and 100% of its telephone service, while the American Samoa Telecommunications Authority (ASTCA) is...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Pre-registration for residents who were affected by Tropical Storm Gita is set to be completed tomorrow, while the government has released the list of more villages to register for federal disaster assistance at the Disaster Recovery Center, which is operated jointly by...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With more than 600 residents who have already registered and asked questions about federal assistance following last month’s Tropical Storm Gita, contracted inspectors with the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be conducting field inspections soon....
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Residents of two subdivisions of Tafuna village impacted by Tropical Storm Gita are next on the list of those to register today, Thursday, at the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) inside the Pago Pago Community Youth Center for disaster assistance. The DRC, operated jointly...

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