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American Samoa High Winds, High Surf and Heavy Rainfall Associated With Tropical Cyclone Heta (DR-1506)

Incident period: January 02, 2004 to January 06, 2004
Major Disaster Declaration declared on January 13, 2004

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March 26, 2004 - News Release

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides this final update of federal disaster recovery assistance and services as a result of Cyclone Heta.

March 24, 2004 - News Release

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa - To date, approximately $800,000 in federal disaster assistance has been approved to help the American Samoa Government (ASG) in its recovery from January's Cyclone Heta disaster. The money has been obligated under the Public Assistance Program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and will be provided as reimbursement for 75% of the costs incurred by the territorial government because of Heta. The final federal share is expected to reach $9 million, once all eligible projects that ASG has submitted for funding have been approved.

March 19, 2004 - News Release

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa –-- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides the following update of federal disaster recovery assistance given so far as a result of Cyclone Heta:

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

Individuals & Household Program (IHP): Provides money and services to people in Presidentially declared disaster areas.

Housing Assistance (HA): Provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs.

Other Needs Assistance (ONA): Provides assistance for other disaster-related needs, such as furnishings, transportation, and medical.

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved: Total Individual & Households Program - Dollars Approved* Total Housing Assistance - Dollars Approved* Total Other Needs Assistance - Dollars Approved*
Total Amount 8,084 $25,921,601.38 $11,710,373.75 $14,211,227.63
Last Updated: Friday, April 29, 2016 - 05:11 (Updated daily)

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $12,192,558.84 $1,295,562.79 $10,619,079.89
Last Updated: Friday, April 29, 2016 - 06:27 (Updated daily)

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