Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Super Typhoon Pongsona (DR-1447)
Incident period: December 8, 2002 to December 16, 2002
Major Disaster Declaration declared on December 11, 2002
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
December 27, 2002
Dededo, Guam -- A CNMI/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open in Rota, December 28 to help those who suffered damage from Super Typhoon Pongsona, disaster officials announced today. The Center will open at the following location. Northern Mariana College Public Library Complex Rota, MP 96951
December 11, 2002
Washington, D. C. -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that President Bush has authorized federal disaster aid for the Northern Mariana Islands to support response efforts on the island of Rota hit by Super Typhoon Pongsona on December 8. FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh said the authorization was made under a major disaster declaration issued by the President following a review of the agency's analysis of the commonwealth's request for federal relief.