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President Declares Disaster for American Samoa

Release date: 
September 10, 2014
Release Number: 
HQ-14-072

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the Territory of American Samoa to supplement territory and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, flooding, and landslides during the period of July 29 to August 3, 2014.

The President's action makes federal funding available to territory and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by severe storms, flooding, and landslides in the Territory of American Samoa.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures for the Territory of American Samoa.

Kenneth K. Suiso has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area.  Suiso said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the territory and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

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Last Updated: 
January 3, 2018 - 12:06