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

January 6, 2003
News Release
Dededo, Guam -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials are reminding residents of the two-day collection of household hazardous waste. EPA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Guam Environmental Protection Agency are jointly sponsoring the collection.
January 4, 2003
News Release
Dededo, Guam -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials have been receiving calls inquiring about the disposition of used tents given to displaced island residents. Reports are that FEMA is requesting the tents be returned once families are done with them. This is incorrect. FEMA has no intention of asking for the return of the tents They will, however, be collecting generators and other supplies to be put in storage for future use. The tents will not be part of the collection process.
January 3, 2003
News Release
Dededo, Guam -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has amended the major declaration for Guam to include all categories under Public Assistance, according to an announcement by FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh.
January 2, 2003
News Release
Dededo, Guam -- With the beginning of the new school semester drawing near the Government of Guam has requested assistance from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in the removal of debris from school campuses throughout the island. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has tasked the Corps of Engineers to carry out the mission. With the severity of the storm and the magnitude of debris involved the Corps' goal is to make the schools and campuses safe when the students and faculty return.
December 31, 2002
News Release
Dededo, Guam -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in coordination with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Guam Environmental Protection Agency, is sponsoring a two-day collection of household hazardous waste generated by Super Typhoon Pongsona.
December 30, 2002
News Release
Dededo, Guam -- New and improved help is now available for disaster victims. Federal Assistance for Individuals and Households Program (IHP) from GovGuam and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) replaces FEMA's "Disaster Housing" and "Individual and Family Grant" Programs, combining them into one program. The disaster assistance process has been streamlined.

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