Relatives in American Samoa okay

A couple people have asked how my relatives in America Samoa — mentioned in this blog previously and linked in the blogroll at left — are after the tsunami there. Cousin Tim and wife Michelle are both okay. Tim’s visiting stateside and headed to the Fedex U2 show tonight (as am I), and Michelle’s checked in to report things are okay in Pago Pago. News reports indicate the city has only minor damage along the coast, but things are worse elsewhere on the island.

Update from the AP early Wednesday: “In American Samoa’s capital of Pago Pago, the streets and fields were filled with ocean debris, mud, overturned cars and several boats as a massive cleanup effort continued into the night. Several buildings in the city — just a few feet above sea level — were flattened by either the quake or the tsunami.”

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