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Rep. Larry Sanitoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Tualauta Rep. Larry S. Sanitoa early this week wrote to American Samoa Power Authority’s executive director, Wallon Young for help on two items. The first is the “road cut” on the Fagaima Road in front of the Assembly of God church.  “I am uncertain if this is ASPA's...
Flooding in front of Cost U Less
  Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga is being asked to “seriously look” at the millions of dollars American Samoa is allocated under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to address infrastructure access roads and flooding throughout Tualauta county. The June 28th...
Crew from the American Samoa Power Authority with their vaccumn truck
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Tualauta Reps. Larry Sanitoa and Sam Meleisea met recently with Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga to discuss various urgent and pending projects for the most populous county in the territory. It was also a chance for the lawmakers to get input back from the...
A group of men at landslide area
This courtesy photo shows local residents who showed up first to help clear the landslide at the mountain area on the road from Pago Pago to Fagasa. A Wind Advisory was in effect for the islands, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, with a Tropical Disturbance continuing to move south of the territory. Even...
Potholes on the Fagaima road
  by Fili Sagapolutele Samoa News Correspondent The US Federal Emergency Management Agency has requested additional information following a virtual meeting late last month with ASG officials on the Environmental Historic Preservation (EHP) review of the Hazard Mitigation application for the Fagaima...
Downed trees over a roadway with vehicle stopped
Apia, SAMOA — More than 50 people are staying at two of three evacuation sites set up around the Samoan capital of Apia after the flash flooding on Friday. The National Emergency Operations Center Chairman, Agafili Shem Leo, said 25 people were hosted at the National University of Samoa campus and...
Car stalled on flooded road in Apia
Apia, SAMOA — In Samoa, there's major flooding in parts of the Apia Township and landslides in other vulnerable parts of the country following extreme heavy rain. The Samoa Observer said river banks have burst and traffic has been brought to a complete stop in some places in the capital. The...
Large pool of stagnant water near Hope House and in front of the cemetery in Ottoville
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Another round of heavy rain left behind stagnant water near Hope House and in front of the cemetery in Ottoville. And the large pool of water got higher and wider early yesterday morning following yet more heavy rain. This large pool of water has been this way for months...
Road work at Mesepa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The almost completed road project at Mesepa — funded with local money under the Small Village Fund, which is included under the Governor’s Special Program, is designed to solve the water run off problem in the area. “This road is literally not possible to drive through...
A classroom at Alataua II Elementary School
After heavy rains flooded the Alataua II Elementary School campus, on Monday this week, Dr. Matagi-Tofiga, along with Public Works director Faleosina Voigt, DPW engineer Falavai Ta’ase and the school PTA president conducted a site visit of the school. As a result of that site visit, DPW was able to...

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