American Samoa

Tuesday, September 29, 2009
At 6:48 a.m., a magnitude 8.0 earthquake jolted residents awake and triggered a tsunami. Locals fled for higher ground as 40-foot waves crashed over the territory, washing away bridges, churches, and nearly 3,000 homes. The tsunami wreckage was so severe that September 29th was forever declared a public holiday.
Common Hazards in this State

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Territorial Information

American Samoa Department of Homeland Security
(684) 633-2827
http://americansamoa.gov

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

American Samoa Citizen Corps
Governors Office
Executive Office Building
Utulei, AS 96799
(684) 733-7398
www.citizencorps.gov/cc