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Nua Seetaga, American Samoa, October 31, 2009 -- Nua Seetaga, AS, October 31, 2009 -- Kenneth R. Tingman, center, FEMA federal coordinating officer for the earthquake, tsunami and flooding disaster, speaks at public meeting in village of Nua Seetaga. High Talking Chief Faletogo Taliloa, left, conducted the meeting in both English and Samoan. Shoshana Resnick, FEMA Infrastructure Branch deputy director, later explained program details. The American Samoa Government has determined that removal of debris from private property within the villages is necessary because it represents an immediate threat to public health and safety.  This includes debris from damaged and destroyed homes located on communal village land. FEMA will reimburse the government 75 percent of the debris removal cost. Richard O'Reilly/FEMA
Nua Seetaga, American Samoa, October 31, 2009 -- Nua Seetaga, AS, October 31, 2009 -- Kenneth R. Tingman, center, FEMA federal coordinating officer for the earthquake, tsunami and flooding disaster, speaks at public meeting in village of Nua Seetaga. High Talking Chief Faletogo Taliloa, left, conducted the meeting in both English and Samoan. Shoshana Resnick, FEMA Infrastructure Branch deputy director, later explained program details. The American Samoa Government has determined that removal of debris from private property within the villages is necessary because it represents an immediate threat to public health and safety. This includes debris from damaged and destroyed homes located on communal village land. FEMA will reimburse the government 75 percent of the debris removal cost. Richard O'Reilly/FEMA - Location: Nua Seetaga, AS
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