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

July 31, 2002
News Release
Dededo, Guam -- In a little over two weeks since individual assistance was made available for the island of Guam, more than $8.6 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 July 30.
July 22, 2002
News Release
Dededo, Guam -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in collaboration with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Guam Environmental Protection Agency, is sponsoring a two-day collection of household hazardous wastes generated by Typhoon Chata'an.
July 22, 2002
News Release
Dededo, Guam -- In the first week since individual assistance was approved for the island of Guam, nearly $2 million in Disaster Housing has been approved. The following is a summary of disaster activity and assistance provided to victims of Typhoon Chata'an as of July 21.
July 20, 2002
News Release
Hagatna, Guam -- Guam residents affected by Typhoon Chata'an should be cautious when contracting for home repairs, submitting claims, and replacing damaged items. Federal Coordinating Officer Bill Carwile said, "It's unfortunate, but disasters often bring scam artists into the area to take advantage of the situation." Residents should be suspicious of any offer that promises to speed up the insurance or government claims process or requires cash or check deposits. Some scam artists claim to be FEMA representatives.
July 19, 2002
News Release
Hagatna, Guam -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will join government of Guam employees at the University of Guam Field House (UOG) Disaster Recovery Center in Mangilao on Liberation Day, Sunday July 21. UOG is one of three sites where Guam residents who suffered damage or losses in Typhoon Chata'an can apply for a wide range of federally and locally administered aid programs. The other two sites are the Yigo Gym and Merizo Community Center.
July 18, 2002
News Release
Hagatna, Guam -- Checks totaling more than $205,000 in disaster housing grants were approved and in the mail by Tuesday, local/federal disaster officials announced today. "Meeting housing needs for the victims of Typhoon Chata'an is our top priority, and this is just the beginning," Bill Carwile, federal coordinating officer said. "Many more applications are being processed daily and damage inspections are well underway."

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