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November 24, 2009
News Release
PAGO PAGO, AS -- Less than one week remains to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and to return a completed U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loan application. It is also important to note that the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) and registration help line will be CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day.
November 24, 2009
News Release
PAGO PAGO, AS -- Less than one week remains to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and to return a completed U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loan application.  It is also important to note that the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) and registration help line will be CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day.
November 19, 2009
News Release
Who:             Families from the villages affected by the September 29th Earthquake, Tsunami and Flooding    What:            Disaster Recovery Center and Helpline to be Closed on Thanksgiving Day   When:            Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009   Where:          Lee Auditorium, Utulei  
November 19, 2009
News Release
Pago Pago, AS -- Less than two weeks remain to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and to return a completed U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loan application. The deadline for American Samoa residents to apply for disaster assistance and return a completed SBA loan application for damages or losses caused by the earthquake, tsunami and flooding is at 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 30, 2009.  Registrations cannot be accepted after the deadline. 
November 16, 2009
News Release
PAGO PAGO, AS -- Fraud is a rare occurrence during disaster recovery. However, if it does occur, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has a responsibility to take action. People who intentionally try to defraud the government are taking money away from those who truly need assistance. FEMA must ensure that taxpayer dollars go only to people who incurred legitimate losses. This may include prosecuting anyone who makes a fraudulent claim.
November 14, 2009
News Release
UTULEI, AMERICAN SAMOA -- Free legal assistance is being offered to low income victims of the September 29, 2009 earthquake and tsunami.  These services will be provided through outreach clinics and a telephone hotline as part of a partnership between the American Samoa Bar Association (“ASBA”), the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (“ABA YLD”) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (“FEMA”). 
November 10, 2009
News Release
Pago Pago, AS -- In less than 20 days, the final day to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and to turn in a completed U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loan application will be here. FEMA’s Federal Coordinating Officer Kenneth R. Tingman said the deadline for American Samoa residents to apply for disaster assistance and return a completed SBA loan application for damages or losses caused by the earthquake, tsunami and flooding is at 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 30, 2009.
November 7, 2009
News Release
PAGO PAGO, AS -- To date, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released $9.5 million in disaster grants for people affected by the earthquake, tsunami and flood that hit the island on Sept. 29, 2009.  Upon distribution of funds, every recipient receives a letter that provides important information about the grant and outlines how the money should be spent.  People receiving financial assistance through a disaster grant are advised to use their money wisely.
November 3, 2009
News Release
Disaster Recovery Center News Who:  Families from the villages of Paggi and Faga’itua affected by the September 29th Earthquake, Tsunami and Flooding  What:      Appointments to access disaster related recovery services When:           Tuesday, November 3, 2009                       8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. Where:          Lee Auditorium, Utulei
October 29, 2009
News Release
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa -- Thirty days after a major disaster declaration in response to the devastating earthquake, tsunami and flooding that struck American Samoa, the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its federal partners continue to support the American Samoa government (ASG) and its people.

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