American Samoa Earthquake, Tsunami, and Flooding (DR-1859)

Incident period: September 29, 2009 to October 6, 2009
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 29, 2009

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

January 12, 2010
News Release
Pago Pago, AS – With the concurrence of the American Samoa Government, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will close the Disaster Service Center at the Convention Center in Utulei on Saturday, Jan. 16th at Noon. The American Samoa Helpline will remain open from Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will be CLOSED Saturdays. The projected closure of the American Samoa Helpline is currently Friday, Jan. 29th.
December 31, 2009
News Release
Pago Pago, AS – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is providing American Samoan residents another opportunity to learn about new techniques for repairing and rebuilding their disaster-damaged homes or businesses. Specialists from the Mitigation Community Education Outreach program are offering free advice and answering questions next week in Tafuna and Malaloa. Beginning Monday, January 4, the mitigation specialists outreach schedule is:
December 29, 2009
News Release
Who: Those affected by the September 29th earthquake, tsunami and flooding What: Disaster Service Center will be CLOSED for New Year’s Day When: Friday and Saturday, Jan. 1 & 2, 2010 Where: Convention Center, Utulei The Disaster Service Center will resume its normal weekday hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 4, 2010.
December 22, 2009
News Release
IT WILL BE CLOSED ALL DAY ON CHRISTMAS AND SATURDAY, THE FOLLOWING DAY Who: Those affected by the September 29th Earthquake, Tsunami and Flooding What: Disaster Service Center will now be open from 8 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Dec. 24th for Christmas Eve. It will be closed all day Christmas and on Saturday, Dec. 26th, for the Christmas weekend.
December 14, 2009
News Release
Pago Pago, AS -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will provide one-on-one guidance for American Samoans interested in repairing and rebuilding their disaster-damaged homes or businesses. Mitigation specialists from FEMA’s Community Education Outreach program are providing free advice and answering questions, this week in Tafuna, Nu’uuli and Maleimi.
December 14, 2009
News Release
Who: Those affected by the September 29th Earthquake, Tsunami and Flooding What: Disaster Service Center to close early to accommodate the memorial service for earthquake, tsunami and flooding victims being held at 5 p.m. at the Fagatogo Pavillion When: Wednesday, Dec. 16th at 4 p.m. Where: Convention Center, Utulei

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How to Apply for Assistance

» Apply Online
» Call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362)/
1-800-462-7585 (TTY)

» What is Disaster Assistance
» Individual Assistance
» Hazard Mitigation

Multimedia

» US Coast Guard Video: Reps from the
Coast Guard & FEMA enroute to Samoa.
» US Coast Guard Video: Delivering aid
and assessing damage in Pago, Pago.


Biography: Kenneth R. Tingman, Federal Coordinating Officer

Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • American Samoa, FEMA-1859-DR (PDF 25KB)
State/Tribal Government: 
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