21 Dec 2010

American Samoa approves land for warning system

11:32 am on 21 December 2010

The American Samoa government has approved land use permits for the installation of a disaster siren warning system for the territory.

The approval allows for the clearing of land so that poles for the warning system can be installed.

The siren warning system is funded with a 2005 grant from the US Department of Homeland Security.

A Wisconsin-based company, American Signal Corporation, was awarded the contract to install the siren system at a cost of $1.9 million.