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February 2, 1987
The government of American Samoa is seeking canned foods and cash to help victims of a hurricane that ravaged three islands Jan. 17. Hurricane Tusi, packing winds of 80 m.p.h., hit the islands of Ofu, Olosega and Tau, causing an estimated $100 million in damage and leaving about 2,000 people homeless. At least 30 Samoans, who are American nationals by birth, were injured, including 12 seriously enough to require hospitalization. Contributions may be sent to the Office of Samoan Affairs; 1007 E.
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February 5, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
Cyclone Ofa--the South Pacific equivalent of a hurricane--lashed American Samoa with winds up to 110 m.p.h., causing widespread damage and injuring several people but causing no deaths. There were no immediate reports from the nearby independent nation of Western Samoa, where the eye of the cyclone passed 50 miles west of the island of Savii. American Samoa, a seven-island U.S. territory east of New Guinea, reported heavy damage to buildings, power and water off and roads clogged.
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February 5, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
Cyclone Ofa--the South Pacific equivalent of a hurricane--lashed American Samoa with winds up to 110 m.p.h., causing widespread damage and injuring several people but causing no deaths. There were no immediate reports from the nearby independent nation of Western Samoa, where the eye of the cyclone passed 50 miles west of the island of Savii. American Samoa, a seven-island U.S. territory east of New Guinea, reported heavy damage to buildings, power and water off and roads clogged.
NEWS
February 2, 1987
The government of American Samoa is seeking canned foods and cash to help victims of a hurricane that ravaged three islands Jan. 17. Hurricane Tusi, packing winds of 80 m.p.h., hit the islands of Ofu, Olosega and Tau, causing an estimated $100 million in damage and leaving about 2,000 people homeless. At least 30 Samoans, who are American nationals by birth, were injured, including 12 seriously enough to require hospitalization. Contributions may be sent to the Office of Samoan Affairs; 1007 E.
NEWS
January 6, 1987
International relief agencies began to restore vital services in the Cook Islands and provide aid to those left homeless by a hurricane that Prime Minister Tom Davis called the worst ever to hit that South Pacific island chain. Davis said the islands' economy was set back several years by Hurricane Sally, which struck Saturday with 90-m.p.h. winds and 30-foot waves. No casualties were reported, but damage was estimated at $25 million.
NEWS
January 6, 1987
International relief agencies began to restore vital services in the Cook Islands and provide aid to those left homeless by a hurricane that Prime Minister Tom Davis called the worst ever to hit that South Pacific island chain. Davis said the islands' economy was set back several years by Hurricane Sally, which struck Saturday with 90-m.p.h. winds and 30-foot waves. No casualties were reported, but damage was estimated at $25 million.
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