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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: $91,686,399.51

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

$22,780,503.01

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

$18,259,342.00

Total Housing Assistance (HA) - Dollars Approved*

$4,521,161.01

Total Other Needs Assistance (ONA) - Dollars Approved*

4,429

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved*

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

$91,686,399.51

Total Public Assistance Grants (PA) - Dollars Obligated✝

$33,291,966.63

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

$57,055,061.21

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. Last Updated: 2017-07-08 16:23

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)

Related Links

Last Updated: 2010-09-20 04:00