Territory of American Samoa Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan
Territory of American Samoa | May 2011 - Jan 2015
- State Level Hazard Mitigation Plan
- Hazus Analysis
- Mitigation projects identified and prioritized.
- Collaboration between government, utilities, private industry and media.
Jamie Caplan Consulting wrote the 2008 and 2011 Updates to the American Samoa Mitigation Plan and the 2014 Update is under review. The 2011 plan included an expanded tsunami section based on damage that occurred in the 2009 tsunami. This project focused on collaboration between key stakeholders including the American Samoa High Court the Telecommunication Authority, the Power Authority the Department of Commerce, the Department of Education, and the Department of Public Works. Mitigation projects were thoroughly developed to streamline seeking project funding. FEMA approved the 2011 plan upon initial review.
The 2015 plan was approved in May 2015. The plan was prepared and approved by the American Samoa Hazard MitigationCouncil, the HMP describes and assesses risks related to flooding, landslides, coastal erosion, tropical storms, storm surges, climate change/sea level rise, and more. The new, five-year HMP includes a detailed hazard mitigation action agenda of recommended projects throughout the Territory. Through the American Samoa Coastal Management Program (ASCMP), the Department of Commerce will contribute to mitigating coastal hazards in the Territory over the next five years.
The 2015-2020 Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan may be downloaded from the American Samoa Department of Commerce website.