Hawaii volunteers deploy to American Samoa to assist cyclone victims

Hawaii volunteers deploy to American Samoa to assist cyclone victims

PAGO PAGO, AMERICAN SAMOA (HawaiiNewsNow) - A pair of Red Cross volunteers from Hawaii Island have deployed to American Samoa to help with the agency's response to Tropical Cyclone Gita.

The storm, which made landfall in the American territory last week, caused widespread damage to homes and infrastructure. No deaths or injuries were reported, according to Lt. Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga.

More than 2,400 emergency supply items, including tarps and flashlights, have already been distributed, according to the American Red Cross. Workers are planning to open a service center next week for families with homes that were heavily damaged or destroyed.

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