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

February 11, 2004
News Release
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa -- The Federal Emergency Disaster Agency (FEMA) Disaster Information Helpline is available for those who have registered for disaster assistance for damages from Cyclone Heta and need information on the status of their applications for aid.
February 4, 2004
News Release
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa -- Residents of all of the villages which have not had an opportunity to come into the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will be able to make an appointment on Thursday, February 5 after 9:00 am to register beginning Friday. Victims from the villages that have already had an opportunity to register will not be able to register at this time, but will invited back after all the other villages have registered.
February 2, 2004
News Release
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa -- Residents of the villages of Afao, Afono/Vatia, Agugulu, Alao, Asau, Faganeanea/Matu’u and Fatumafuti may come into the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), located at the Governor Rex Lee Auditorium in Pago Pago, on Tuesday, February 3 after 9:00 am to make an appointment to register beginning Wednesday.
January 29, 2004
News Release
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa -- Residents of the villages of Aua, Faga’alu, Fagatogo, Utulei and the Malaeimi area may come into the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), located at the Governor Rex Lee Auditorium in Pago Pago, on Friday, January 30 after 9:00 am to make an appointment to register beginning Saturday.
January 26, 2004
News Release
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa -- Residents of the village of Tafuna may come into the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), located at the Governor Rex Lee Auditorium in Pago Pago, on Tuesday, January 27 after 9:00 am to make an appointment to register beginning Wednesday.
January 23, 2004
News Release
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa -- Victims of Cyclone Heta are reminded that it is absolutely necessary that they bring required documents to their appointment at the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC). Those persons appearing at the center without the documents will be asked to return at another time. One person, who must be living in the dwelling, only can apply on behalf of everyone living in the dwelling. The representative for each household must bring the following:

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