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U.S. Congresswoman Aumua Amata has welcomed President Trump’s timely response to Tropical Storm Gita and his prompt declaration at American Samoa Governor Lolo Letalu Matalasi Moliga’s request allowing necessary disaster assistance resources to flow into American Samoa.
“American Samoa was in the path of Tropical Storm Gita and sustained significant damaging winds and excessive rain, along with flooding and other destruction,” said Congresswoman Amata.
“Along with everyone on the islands, I was there during the storm, and saw the damages first hand throughout the community that are affecting my neighbors and constituents. I greatly appreciate both Governor Lolo’s prompt request for federal action and President Trump’s quick response on behalf of our people, followed by FEMA’s rapid arrival. This disaster declaration is necessary to allow much-needed federal funds, equipment and personnel to assist the recovery effort.”
As stated in the White House announcement, the president’s declaration allows the Department of Homeland Security, and Federal Emergency Management Agency, to get involved immediately and coordinate efforts. They are authorised to help “alleviate the hardship and suffering caused by the emergency on the local population,” along with mobilising various efforts to “save lives and to protect property, and public health and safety.”....
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