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
December 14, 2009
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 Saturday, Dec. 19th. On the following Saturday, Dec. 26th, it will be closed for the Christmas holiday. When: Saturday, Dec. 19th at 8 a.m. to noon.Saturday, Dec. 26th, closed.
December 9, 2009
Pago Pago, AS -- FEMA and its federal partners continue to work closely with the American Samoa Government to assist in the recovery efforts in the aftermath of the Sept. 29, earthquake, tsunami and flooding. Below are a few progress updates from FEMA and its partners:
December 3, 2009
PAGO PAGO, AS -- The U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today that it will move its disaster assistance operations from the Governor H. Rex Lee Auditorium in Utelei to the Disaster Service Center at the Convention Center on Monday, December 7, 2009 at 8 a.m. The new location will be open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. until further notice.
December 2, 2009
Pago Pago, AS -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today, the American Samoan Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the Governor H. Rex Lee Auditorium in Utelei will transition to the Disaster Service Center on Monday, Dec. 7, 2009. The location of the Disaster Service Center will be at the Convention Center in Utelei.
November 28, 2009
Pago Pago, AS -- Monday, Nov. 30, is the final day for American Samoa residents to apply for disaster assistance and return a completed U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loan application for damages or losses caused by the Sept. 29 earthquake, tsunami and flooding. Registration ends at 5 p.m. today, Nov. 30, 2009 at the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC). Registrations cannot be accepted after the deadline. The registration Helpline is 633-3720.
November 27, 2009
Pago Pago, AS -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA) “threw the switch” at the Satala power plant today by activating 18 one-megawatt generators, thus commencing Tier II of a three-tiered power restoration plan for American Samoa.
How to Apply for Assistance
Preliminary Damage Assessment
- American Samoa, FEMA-1859-DR (PDF 25KB)