Guam Typhoon Chata'an (DR-1426)
Incident period: July 5, 2002 to July 6, 2002
Major Disaster Declaration declared on July 6, 2002
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
November 18, 2002
Dededo, Guam -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has changed the hours of operation for the local Guam Helpline, effective immediately. The FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-3362 now will be available Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Guam Standard Time. The Helpline is available to individuals and business owners who suffered losses or damages during Typhoon Chata'an. For inquiries or questions regarding low-interest disaster loans provided by the Small Business Administration, please call 1-800- 488-5323.
October 25, 2002
Dededo, Guam -- Even though the application period has been closed for over a month, recovery efforts in response to Typhoon Chata'an continue. Federal, state, local and volunteer agencies have been working together since the July disaster to provide assistance to the citizens and Government of Guam. To date, more than $73 million in individual and public assistance has been approved. The following is a summary of disaster activity as of Oct. 22.
October 23, 2002
Dededo, Guam -- A strong partnership between local, GovGuam, federal and voluntary agencies is the key to meeting emergency needs of disaster victims, according to disaster officials. "No one agency can do it all," said Federal Coordinating Officer Bill Carwile. "But together we can make a difference for people hurt by Typhoon Chata'an." While the public is aware of the vital role volunteer agencies play in providing emergency assistance during a disaster, people often don't realize that these organizations continue to help long after the emergency phase has passed.
September 4, 2002
Dededo, Guam -- The Disaster Recovery Centers at the Yigo gymnasium and the Meritzo Community Center will close permanently at the close of business on Tuesday, Sept. 10. FEMA and GovGuam disaster officials announced that the closings coincide with the Sept. 10 application deadline. Island residents and business owners have until 6 p.m. on Tuesday to visit either location.
September 3, 2002
Dededo, Guam --Residents and business owners who have not yet registered for federal disaster assistance have only one more week to apply. Tuesday, September 10 is the last day to file applications, according to FEMA and GovGuam recovery officials. "It may not seem like it has been two months since Typhon Chata'an hit Guam; however, there are only a few days left to call the toll-free number to apply for disaster assistance," Deputy Federal Coordinating Officer Woody Goins said. "Applications need to be made on or before the September 10 deadline."
August 31, 2002
Dededo, Guam --With the September 10 application deadline only ten days away, nearly 12,000 people have registered with FEMA for assistance as a result of damages from Typhoon Chata'an. To date, more than $50.8 million in individual and public assistance disaster grants have been approved. The following is a summary of disaster activity and various forms of assistance provided to victims of Typhoon Chata'an as of August 30nd.