1 Dec 2011

American Samoa gets funding to repair roads from 2009 earthquake and tsunami

11:31 am on 1 December 2011

American Samoa has been given just over one million US dollars for highway repair projects following the 2009 earthquake and tsunami.

The allocation for American Samoa comes from a pool of 215 million dollars announced this week by the U.S. Transportation Department for disaster relief across the country.

Funding is through the Emergency Relief Program which reimburses states for the repair or reconstruction of federal-aid highways that were damaged in disasters and catastrophic failures.