American Samoa

Disaster Recovery Center Now Open in American Samoa

Release date: March 11, 2018

Release Number: DR-4357-AS NR 001

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa – A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), jointly operated by the American Samoan Government (ASG) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is now open in Pago Pago to offer residents affected by Tropical Storm Gita resources for disaster assistance.

The DRC is located at the Department of Youth and Women Affairs, Pago Pago Sports Village, Pago Pago, AS 96799. The center will be open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and closed on Sundays. Only heads of household need to attend.

  • March 12, will be for Ottoville numbers 0001-0118.
  • March 13, Ottoville numbers 0119 – 0236.

For future village dates and times to register for federal assistance at the DRC, a schedule will be provided by the Territory and FEMA.

Please remember, applicants should have the following information at hand:

  • Social Security number.
  • Address of the damaged primary residence.
  • Description of the damage.
  • Information about insurance coverage if applicable.
  • A current contact telephone number.
  • An address where they can receive mail.
  • Bank account and routing numbers for direct deposit of funds.

Individuals with access and functional needs who are heads of household and still need to register should call the Crisis Hotline at (684) 633-9017. FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance (DSA) Teams will come to your home to register you – you do not need to come to the DRC. Those in Ottoville already visited by DSA, with slips that have DSA written on them, do not have to come to the DRC, as they are already registered with FEMA.

All FEMA disaster assistance will be provided without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, sex (including sexual harassment), religion, national origin, age, disability, limited English proficiency, economic status, or retaliation. If you believe your civil rights are being violated, call 800-621-3362 or 800-462-7585(TTY/TDD).

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.