American Samoa Tropical Cyclone Olaf, including High Winds, High Surf, and Heavy Rainfall (DR-1582)

Incident period: February 15, 2005 to February 21, 2005
Major Disaster Declaration declared on February 18, 2005

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

March 11, 2005
News Release
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Helpline will be available Monday, March 14 for those who have registered for disaster assistance because of damages from Cyclone Olaf and need information on the status of their applications for aid. The number will be 699-3362 and will be available Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
March 8, 2005
News Release
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa -- The American Samoa Government (ASG) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) want to remind those individuals whose homes were damaged or destroyed by Cyclone Olaf that only their primary residence, the one they actually live in, is eligible for disaster assistance. Those citizens who have a house in either Manu'a or Tutuila and having a second home in Manu'a can not register for assistance for the second home.
March 7, 2005
News Release
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa -- The presidential disaster declaration for Cyclone Olaf was amended on March 3 to add individual assistance for the Manu'a Islands of American Samoa only.
March 3, 2005
News Release
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa -- Disaster Assistance for the Manuaa Islands in American Samoa has been expanded to include aid for individuals and for the local government affected by Cyclone Olaf, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today.
February 17, 2005
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that President Bush has ordered the release of federal disaster funds for American Samoa to supplement emergency response efforts in the area struck by heavy rains and high winds and surf spawned by Tropical Cyclone Olaf.

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