American Samoa

Disaster Service Center To Close - American Samoa Helpline To Remain Open

Media Advisory

Release Date: January 12, 2010

Release Number: 1859-033MA

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Pago Pago, AS - With the concurrence of the American Samoa Government, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will close the Disaster Service Center at the Convention Center in Utulei on Saturday, Jan. 16th at Noon.

The American Samoa Helpline will remain open from Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will be CLOSED Saturdays. The projected closure of the American Samoa Helpline is currently Friday, Jan. 29th.

The SBA customer service line will remain open Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 12 Noon local time and will be CLOSED Saturdays.

The American Samoa Helpline and the SBA customer service line will be closed on Monday, Jan. 18, 2010 for the Martin Luther King Holiday.

The American Samoa Helpline number is (684) 633-3720; the SBA customer service line is (684) 633-0920.

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.