Federated States of Micronesia Typhoon (DR-1417)
Incident period: February 26, 2002 to March 3, 2002
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 29, 2002
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May 29, 2002
Washington, DC -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that President Bush has declared a major disaster for the Federated States of Micronesia, opening the way for the use of federal funds to help the state of Yap recover from the effects of Typhoon Mitag. FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh said the President took the action this afternoon following a review of the agency's analysis of Micronesia's request for federal aid.