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

Incident period: January 2, 2004 to January 6, 2004
Major Disaster Declaration declared on January 13, 2004

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

March 5, 2004
News Release
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa - Federal agencies, in support of the American Samoa Government, continue in their efforts to help the territory recover from the Cyclone Heta disaster, even as the deadline to register for individual assistance draws near. The following is an update of the federal financial aid given in the territory since President Bush issued a major disaster declaration on January 13, 2004:
March 2, 2004
News Release
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa – More than $22 million in federal assistance has been approved for residents and business owners affected by Cyclone Heta, report disaster recovery officials. Because of the large amount of taxpayer money involved, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in partnership with the American Samoa Government, is seeking to identify the small percentage of disaster assistance applicants who try to cash in on the misfortune of others.
February 27, 2004
News Release
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa -- All eligible residents of Tutuila and the Manu’a Islands, who suffered damages as a result of Cyclone Heta and have not registered for disaster assistance, will be able to come into the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) on Saturday, February 28 after 9:00 am to make an appointment to register beginning Monday, March 1. The deadline to register is March 20.
February 24, 2004
News Release
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa -- Delays in completing and returning disaster loan applications may delay other forms of disaster assistance, federal and territory officials said today. Officials of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the American Samoa Government (ASG) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urge disaster victims of Cyclone Heta to return their SBA applications as soon as possible.
February 19, 2004
News Release
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa -- All eligible residents of the 17 original villages, who suffered damages as a result of Cyclone Heta and did not register for disaster assistance earlier, will be able to come into the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) on Monday, February 23 after 9:00 am to make an appointment to register beginning Tuesday.
February 11, 2004
News Release
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa -- The American Samoa Government (ASG) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) records show that there is confusion about the FEMA disaster registration process. As a result they have announced again the FEMA guidelines. These guidelines, which will be strictly enforced, are as follows:

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