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Event Details

Event High Wind
State AMERICAN SAMOA
County/Area TUTUILA
WFO ASO
Report Source OFFICIAL NWS OBS.
NCDC Data Source PDS
Begin Date 2001-12-29 06:00:00.0 SST
End Date 2001-12-31 15:00:00.0 SST
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 50K
Crop Damage 50K
Episode Narrative A tropical depression which was located about 400 nautical miles northwest of Tutuila on the 26th of December, 2001, remained nearly stationary for two days before it became Tropical Cyclone Waka at 7 PM Friday, December 28, 2001. TC Waka became a hurricane on Saturday afternoon. TC Waka's closest point to American Samoa was about 250 miles on Sunday morning. The highest peak gust recorded at the Weather Station was 56 mph, at 12:30 am Monday. The $50,000.00 property damage was due mainly to a home which was damaged when a tree fell on it. Damages to bread fruit trees and banana tree was estimated at about $70,000.00 on both Tutuila and Manua combined.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 50.00K 70.00K
MANU'A (ZONE) MANU'A (ZONE) XX 12/29/2001 06:00 SST High Wind kts. 0 0 0.00K 20.00K
TUTUILA (ZONE) TUTUILA (ZONE) XX 12/29/2001 06:00 SST High Wind kts. 0 0 50.00K 50.00K
Totals: 0 0 50.00K 70.00K