Thursday, October 1, 2009

Obama declares 'major disaster' in American Samoa

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Barack Obama declared "a major disaster exists" in American Samoa, after the remote Pacific island was hit by a tsunami that left at least 14 people dead there.
"The president tonight declared a major disaster exists in the territory of American Samoa and ordered federal aid to supplement territory and local recovery efforts in the area struck by an earthquake, tsunami, and flooding," a statement from the White House said....

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