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"Emergency disaster exercise''

By: Tosimae'a Tupua

The Marine patrol crew has arrived in Ofu Manu'a for the emergency disaster exercise conducted by the Emergency Operations Center.

The exercise that will be held on Monday September 5, 2022 is a full-scale Emergency Exercise on the ASG Manu’a Evacuation Plan. It will begin at 9:00 am carrying and ends in the early afternoon.

According to a press release from the Emergency Operation Center, this emergency exercise provides a valuable opportunity for the EOC, ASDHS, airport personnel, first responders, and law enforcement professionals to collectively test evacuation procedures, communication, and coordination.

Evaluators will then offer their assessment and feedback on what worked well; identify potential challenges; and what, if any, improvements could be made.” Those who witness activity in the area should not be alarmed.

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