PAGO PAGO, American Samoa -- Residents of the Manu’a Islands who suffered uninsured or underinsured damages to their primary residence as a result of Hurricane Olaf have until May 3 to register for disaster assistance. Registration can be made at the Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) which will be open as follows:
Social Services Center, Village of Fitiuta on Ta’u Island:
Wednesday, April 20
Wednesday, April 27
Monday, May 2
Ofu Airport VIP Room, Village of Ofu on Ofu Island:
Thursday, April 21
Thursday, April 28
Tuesday, May 3
The DRC hours are 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.
The FEMA Helpline (699-3362) will remain open through May 4 on 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.