29 Aug 2003

Amercian Samoan hospital flood damage estimated at 3 million US dollars

10:21 am on 29 August 2003

Flood damage suffered by the government-owned LBJ Medical Centre in American Samoa has been estimated at 3 million US dollars.

The hospital was the worst-hit of government facilities during the severe flooding and mudslides in May this year.

The Chair of the hospital authority, Joseph Pereira, says they are looking to the US Federal Emergency Management agency and the hospital's insurance company to pay for the damage.

However he says FEMA is waiting to see how much the insurance company will pay out before providing federal funds for the repairs.