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

Incident Period: September 29, 2009 - October 06, 2009
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 29, 2009

Individual Assistance Applications
Approved: 4,429

Total Individual & Households Program
Dollars Approved: $22,780,503.01

Total Public Assistance Grants
Dollars Obligated: $93,810,771.51

Designated Counties (Individual Assistance):

Eastern (District), Manu'a (District), Rose Island (Island) (County-equivalent), Swains Island (Island) (County-equivalent), Western (District)

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved


Total Individual & Households Program (IHP) - Dollars Approved*


Total Housing Assistance (HA) - Dollars Approved*


Total Other Needs Assistance (ONA) - Dollars Approved*


Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved*

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved


Total Public Assistance Grants (PA) - Dollars Obligated✝


Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated✝


Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated✝

* Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.
✝ Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Learn more about FEMA Disaster definitions. Information is updated every 24 hours.

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


» 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)

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Last Updated: 2009-10-09 04:00