By Mike O'Sullivan
American Samoa, 06 October 2009 - Recovery efforts are underway in American Samoa, which was struck last week by a major earthquake and tsunami, along with the nearby nations of Samoa and Tonga. One-hundred-77 are confirmed dead in the three island groups. Life is returning to normal for many survivors, but they face a massive cleanup.
Workers are clearing rubble in the hard-hit coastal neighborhoods and power and telecommunications have been restored in most parts of American Samoa. The U.S.