Pacific / American Samoa

Second insurance payment due in American Samoa for cyclone damage

04:11 am on 30 April 2019

The second insurance payment for the American Samoa Government for damages from Tropical Storm Gita should be released within weeks, according to Insurance Commissioner Peter Fuimaono.

Damage from Cyclone Gita in American Samoa. Photo: Twiiter/ Aumua Amata

The government's total claim to insurer, Lloyds of London, for damages to government facilities is $US15 million.

The first $US5 million payment was received last year.

Mr Fuimaono said the request for the second payment is being processed and the government is working with the insurance adjustor and underwriter and he expects the payment to be released in a matter of weeks.

Mr Fuimaono said the first $US5 million was earmarked for Gita damage at places like the Community College, the Telecommunications Authority and the Office of Procurement.