American Samoa Heavy Rainfall, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides (DR-1473)

Incident period: May 19, 2003 to May 21, 2003
Major Disaster Declaration declared on June 6, 2003

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July 7, 2003
News Release
Pago Pago, AS -- The American Samoa Government (ASG) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that over $3,500, 000 has been made available to the residents of American Samoa. This disaster assistance was made possible through the June 6 disaster declaration by President George Bush in response to the flash floods and severe mudslides of May 19-21. This amount does not include costs yet to be totaled to help the territory and local governments pay for repairs to roads, bridges, buildings, equipment and eligible costs for debris removal.

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Photo of debris left from flooding.Photo of a flooded street.
Flooding in the Pago Pago area. Photo by Evelyn Stevens of TEMCO.Across from the downtown marketplace in downtown Pago Pago. For Chrystal Burger restaurant (pink building). The backside of the structure was crushed by a slide from the cliff in the rear. Photo by Evelyn Stevens of TEMCO.


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