American Samoa: Tsunami recovery, 22 Oct 2009
FEMA Logistics continues to coordinate the movement of commodities and generators related to power restoration. Region IX RRCC has de-activated but the JFO Support Cell consisting of only Logistics remains at the RRCC. The Pago Pago Joint Field Office (JFO) for FEMA-1859-DR-AS is fully operational.
Current Situation / Status of Response:
Preliminary damage assessments for public assistance are on-going. Installation of up to 56 generators are part of Tier 1 in the Power Restoration Plan; to date, 33 generators have been installed and are operational. Three 500 kw generators have been placed on the Tafuna Power Grid at Leone, reducing the stress on the Tafuna Plant. Two 500 kw generators were placed in service at Fangaitua (east side of island) to relieve power outages.
ASPA continues to work with Prime Power Battalion on the placement of additional 500 kw generators to be used in the Pago Pago area by October 23. Some areas on the island are still experiencing outages during peak hours, but significant improvements have occurred. (Region IX, JFO)