Guam Super Typhoon Pongsona (DR-1446)

Incident period: December 8, 2002 to December 16, 2002
Major Disaster Declaration declared on December 8, 2002

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

March 5, 2003
News Release
Dededo, Guam -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will close its debris reduction site in Dededo at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 9, leaving one remaining site on Guam. The Dededo site is one of six sites established to accept debris from Super Typhoon Pongsona. Closure of the site will allow the Corps to measure the debris and to proceed with the final debris reduction process. Residents will continue to have access to the remaining site located in Barrigada adjacent to and across from the Department of Motor Vehicles building. That site will remain open through March 20.
March 4, 2003
News Release
Dededo, Guam -- Now that the Guam Power Authority has completely restored power to the island, the need for emergency generators at critical facilities no longer exists. The generators were placed in facilities deemed critical to saving lives or to protect island residents.
February 27, 2003
News Release
Dededo, Guam -- A coalition formed last year after Typhoon Chata'an to help disaster victims meet emergency needs was on hand in December when Super Typhoon Pongsona struck Guam. Since then, the strong partnership among Gov Guam, local, federal and voluntary agencies has continued its vital role in providing emergency and post-disaster assistance to people whose lives have been affected by the typhoons.
February 27, 2003
News Release
Dededo, Guam -- The number of reduction sites available to the public will be reduced to two beginning on Saturday, March 1. Effective on that date, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will cease accepting debris at the reduction site located in Yigo. Closure of the site will allow a final measurement of the debris to be taken, followed by the final debris reduction process.
February 24, 2003
News Release
Dededo, GUAM -- The number of reduction sites available to the public will be reduced to three beginning on Wednesday, February 26. Effective on that date, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will cease accepting debris at the reduction site located in Tamuning. Closure of the site will allow a final measurement of the debris to be taken, followed by the final debris reduction process.

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