Swains Lawmaker Calls on House to Remember Texas

Swains Island delegate, Su’a Alexander Jennings, has asked his colleagues to remember those affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas.

During the House session this morning,  Rep. Su’a said that he was once a resident of one of the areas that’s severely affected by the flooding and he’s organizing charity relief for victims.

Mauputasi lawmaker, Rep. Ve’evalu Meauta Mageo remembered those affected bu Hurricane Harvey in the opening prayer to start the House session.

Fofo faipule Fagaoatua Dorian Salave’a had informed the House last week that many Samoans reside in Houston, Texas and he knows they are impacted by the heavy flooding in the area.

ABC News reports that at least 60 people have died from the storm that dumped several feet of rain on southeast Texas.

Many of those deaths occurred when people were caught in quickly rising floodwaters or lost control on water logged roads.

This includes a six member family with four children whose van was swept into a bayou as floodwaters rose in Harris County.

At the Workforce Appreciation Day on Friday, Governor Lolo asked for a moment of silence to remember the hurricane victims.

He said plans for a territorial fundraiser for Hurricane Harvey victims will be announced shortly.

The governor has set up a committee to plan the fundraising event.

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