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

February 4, 2003
News Release
Dededo, GUAM -- Federal disaster assistance continues to flow at an accelerated pace to residents, businesses and government and public service entities in the wake of Super Typhoon Pongsona. Total assistance for all categories has topped the $155 Million mark. RECOVERY OPERATIONS
February 4, 2003
News Release
According to Federal law, to receive Public Assistance funding for a facility, an applicant must obtain and maintain insurance to cover that facility for the hazard that caused the damage. The insurance must be maintained for the useful life of the facility. The insurance coverage must, at minimum, be in the amount of the estimated eligible project costs for that structure prior to any reduction. FEMA asks for physical documentation that the insurance policy is in place before any project is funded.
January 29, 2003
News Release
Dededo, GUAM -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded the Government of Guam with an immediate services grant totaling more than $333,000 to provide crisis counseling to residents of Guam. The grant will be administered by Catholic Social Services in collaboration with the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse - Center for Mental Health Services.
January 22, 2003
News Release
Primary roads: Debris removal and repair of the major numbered roads is done by Guam Department of Public Works (DPW) and is funded by a Federal Highway Administration grant. When an emergency occurs, GovGuam requests relief funding for repair of damage to federally-funded roads from the Federal Highway Administration. This program provides 100 percent funding through a grant to GovGuam.
January 21, 2003
News Release
Dededo, Guam -- Tuesday, February 18 is the last day FEMA will accept disaster assistance applications from residents and business owners in Guam, who sustained damage from Super Typhoon Pongsona. "We want people to understand that this is merely an application deadline," said Bill Carwile, federal coordinating officer. "For people who have already applied, their cases will continue to be processed, but we will not be accepting any new applications."
January 21, 2003
News Release
Dededo, Guam -- A month after President Bush included Individual Assistance to the December 8 disaster declaration for damages caused by Super Typhoon Pongsona, more than $109 million in assistance has been approved for individuals, families and businesses in Guam.

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