28 Jun 2010

American Samoa closer to getting disaster siren system

10:39 am on 28 June 2010

American Samoa is moving a step closer to getting a siren warning system for natural and man made disasters with the arrival of the first containers with equipment and parts for the system.

The Chief Procurement Officer ,Tauiliiili Pat Tervola, says the first two containers, which include sirens, solar panel and electronic gear, have already been off loaded yesterday.

The company which won the bid for the warning system, American Signal Corporation says they could not fit all of the equipment and supplies in one shipment so the poles for the towers will be arriving sometime next month.

There'll be a total of 45 towers, installed on Tutuila and Manu'a which will relay a tone warning if there's an impending disaster and give directions as to what people should do.