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 16, 2002
Hagatna, Guam -- If you registered for federal/local disaster assistance following Typhoon Chata'an you can expect a visit from a FEMA inspector. Inspectors are verifying the nature and extent of the damage suffered by those who have applied for federal disaster aid. This aid includes housing assistance, grants for essential needs unmet by other assistance programs and the U. S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster-assistance loans.
July 16, 2002
Hagatna, Guam -- Two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will open Tuesday, July 16 to help those who have suffered damage from Typhoon Chata'an, disaster officials announced today. The Centers will open in two island locations. They will be located at the Yigo Gym, Rt 1, Yigo and Merizo Community Center at the Merizo Mayor's office.
July 14, 2002
Hagatna, Guam -- The toll free 800 telephone line for Guam residents to register for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is now open 6 days a week, Monday through Saturday, from 8 am to 6 pm Guam time.
July 13, 2002
Hagatna, Guam -- Disaster Assistance has been made available to help anyone who has suffered damage or losses caused by Typhoon Chata'an, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh said Individual Assistance has been added to the disaster declaration issued on July 6 by President Bush, based upon initial damage assessments gathered by federal and government of Guam recovery officials.
July 6, 2002
Washington, D.C. -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster aid has been made available for the Territory of Guam to supplement territorial and local recovery efforts in areas struck by Typhoon Chata'an July 5-6. FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh said the assistance was authorized today by President Bush. "This major disaster declaration by the President opens the way for the territory to cover costs of cleanup and emergency measures from this incident," said Allbaugh.