The pre registration of those impacted by Tropical Storm Gita is intended to make things easier when FEMA opens the Disaster Recovery Center which will process individual and public assistance being made available under the major disaster presidential declaration.
Ulufale Faletoa of the Department of Homeland Security/TEMCO says the pre registration system helps streamline the process for FEMA and also help residents.
He says for the first two days of the new system, where residents of Tafuna were pre registered, the process went smoothly and there was positive feedback from the public.
About 900 people were registered in Tafuna.
Those impacted by Gita must go through pre registration or they cannot register when the Disaster Recovery Center opens.