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

August 27, 2002
News Release
Dededo, Guam -- In recognition of the Labor Day holiday, the Disaster Recovery Centers at Yigo, Merizo, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Office in the Micronesia Mall, and the 800 teleregistration and local Helpline numbers will be closed on Monday, September 2nd.
August 26, 2002
News Release
Dededo, Guam -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and GovGuam have a system in place to identify the very small percentage of applicants who try to cash in on others' misfortune. "Managing a multi-million dollar disaster program always means walking a fine line between speedy service to those who need it and ensuring that taxpayer dollars are not misused," Guam Coordinating Officer Joe Javellana said.
August 23, 2002
News Release
Dededo, Guam -- With less than three weeks to go, 11,485 people have registered with FEMA for assistance as a result of damages from Typhoon Chata'an. The deadline for registering is September 10th. To date, more than $43.6 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 22nd.
August 21, 2002
News Release
Dededo, Guam -- "If you have moved or changed your phone number, be sure you call FEMA's helpline," FEMA's Deputy Federal Coordinating Officer Woody Goins, reminds Guam residents. "Incorrect mailing addresses can slow down assistance."
August 17, 2002
News Release
Dededo, Guam -- "Following a disaster it is not uncommon for rumors to circulate about deadlines and requirements for disaster assistance," according to Federal Coordinating Officer Bill Carwile. "Residents also should be suspicious of any offers to speed up the insurance or government claims process," he said.
August 14, 2002
News Release
Dededo, Guam -- In a little over three weeks since individual assistance was made available for the island of Guam, $30 million in disaster assistance has 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 12th.

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