Pacific Islands Region

American SamoaWith direction provided by the NOAA Pacific Islands Regional Team, a NOAA-led Pacific Islands El Niño Tiger Team, including the Pacific ENSO Applications Climate Center and the University of Hawaii, developed seven country-specific El Niño fact sheets to distribute to region-wide Pacific Islands communities.  Regional Climate Tiger Team’s country-specific fact Flag Day preparations in American Samoasheets on El Niño.  These educational fact sheets will help raise awareness of the impacts of El Niño by answering common questions including: What is El Niño?, What might the impacts be in your region?, What about impacts such as sea level rise, tropical cyclones, and rainfall?, What does El Niño mean to you? The National Weather Service, among other NOAA offices, will use the fact sheets as part of their outreach to decision makers, emergency managers, and local communities. These specialized fact sheets were developed for Palau, Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and are part of a larger NOAA effort to ensure consistent messaging and effective communication about the current El Niño event with partners and stakeholders.

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