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American Samoa / Earthquake / Siren System (Part I) #951688

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 27, 2009
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(Studio: John King) Report introduced.

(American Samoa & studio: Drew Griffin) The failure of the earthquake warning system in American Samoa that was paid for & never built featured; scenes shown from Leone of a funeral Mass for a victim of the tsunami; details given about taxpayer millions spent on disaster preparedness grants went missing with funds going to cronies & extras. [Leone village chief Fidelis LEOTA†- says there was no morning.] [Governor Togiolo TULAFONA†, homeland security adviser Birdsall ALAILIMA†- offer views on the planned warning system.] How the sirens could have sounded the alarm so people could get to higher ground & how more money is being sent to a shaky island government discussed.

King, John;
Griffin, Drew

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