PAGO PAGO, American Samoa -- Some of the Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in the Manu’a Islands have closed and others will have a new schedule as of the week of Monday, April 4. The centers are open for those whose primary home was damaged as a result of Cyclone Olaf to register for territory and federal disaster assistance.
The DRC in the Village of Ta’u on Ta’u Island has closed. The DRC at the Social Services Center in the Village of Fitiuta on Ta’u Island will remain open on Wednesdays until further notice. The DRCs in the Village of Ofu on Ofu Island and the Village of Olosega on Olosega Island will consolidate into a DRC located at the Airport of Ofu in the VIP Room on Thursday, April 7 and will remain open every Thursday until further notice. The hours of operation for the DRCs will remain 9:00 am to 2:00 pm., weather permitting.
The FEMA Helpline (699-3362) will remain open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm. to assist disaster applicants with status updates, questions and concerns.
FEMA prepares the nation for all hazards and effectively manages federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. FEMA also initiates mitigation activities, trains first responders, and manages the National Flood Insurance program and the U.S. Fire Administration. FEMA became part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on March 1, 2003.