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

November 27, 2009
News Release
Pago Pago, AS -- Only two days left to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and to return a completed U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loan application.  The deadline for American Samoa residents to apply for disaster assistance and return a completed SBA disaster 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 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.

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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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