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
News Release
Dededo, Guam -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that disaster assistance has been expanded for Rota. In addition to assistance for infrastructure restoration already announced on Dec. 11, help is now available to eligible individuals, households or business owners who have suffered damage or losses caused by Super Typhoon Pongsona. This can help get people started back on the road to recovery.
December 11, 2002
News Release
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.

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