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Federated States of Micronesia Typhoon Pongsona (DR-1449)

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Incident period: December 05, 2002 to December 07, 2002
Major Disaster Declaration declared on January 06, 2003


March 20, 2003 - News Release

Dededo, Guam, March 20, 2003 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has amended the major declaration for Chuuk State, Federated States of Micronesia to include all categories under Public Assistance, according to FEMA Director Michael D. Brown, Acting Under Secretary for Emergency Preparedness and Response, Department of Homeland Security.

January 6, 2003 - News Release

Washington, D. C. -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster aid has been made available for the Federated States of Micronesia to supplement state and local recovery efforts in areas struck by Typhoon Pongsona on December 5-7, 2002. FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh said President Bush authorized the assistance today. "This major disaster declaration by the President opens the way for the federal government to help Micronesia cover costs of cleanup and emergency measures from this incident," Allbaugh said.

Financial Assistance

If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $2,603,436.29 $92,330.13 $2,464,159.91
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 06:30 (Updated daily)

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