Guam Super Typhoon Pongsona (DR-1446)
Incident period: December 8, 2002 to December 16, 2002
Major Disaster Declaration declared on December 8, 2002
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December 8, 2002
Washington, D. C. -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster aid has been made available for Guam to supplement territorial and local response efforts for Super Typhoon Pongsona that struck the island on December 8. FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh said the assistance was authorized under a major disaster declaration issued by President Bush.