Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Flooding, High Surf, Storm Surge, and High Winds as a result of Super Typhoon Chaba (DR-1541)

Incident period: August 21, 2004 to August 26, 2004
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 26, 2004

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

April 21, 2005
News Release
» Florida Individual Assistance County Data ORLANDO, Fla. -- Federal assistance for Floridians rises steadily as individuals in the Sunshine State recover from damages caused by the 2004 hurricanes. The four disasters resulted in more than 1.247 million storm victims applying for federal and state aid, and federal officials continue to review grant requests to reimburse local agencies for recovery projects under way.
November 5, 2004
News Release
OAKLAND, Calif. -- The hours of operation for the Supertyphoon Chaba disaster helpline will change beginning this Monday, November 8. The new hours will be from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Northern Marianas time, Monday through Friday, until further notice. Those who sustained damage as a result of Chaba, and have already registered for assistance, can call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) and TTY 1-800-462-7585 to discuss their application and update information. The FEMA registration line will no longer accept any new applications for assistance.
September 18, 2004
News Release
SAIPAN, Northern Mariana Islands -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands advise those who sustained damage as a result of Typhoon Chaba to exercise patience when attempting to register for assistance. Teleregistration is still the best and quickest way to register, however, because of multiple disasters on mainland U.S.A, the wait may be longer than normal, but we will get to you.
September 13, 2004
News Release
SAIPAN, Northern Mariana Islands -- Federal and Commonwealth officials want to make sure that those persons suffering damages as a result of Super Typhoon Chaba understand the process for receiving assistance.
September 10, 2004
News Release
SAIPAN, Northern Mariana Islands -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands have announced new hours of operation for the Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) located on the islands of Saipan, Tinian and Rota. The centers will continue to operate from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, September 11. On Sunday September 12 the centers will be open from 12 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Beginning the week of September 12 the DRCs will be open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
September 2, 2004
News Release
SAIPAN, Northern Mariana Islands -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands advise those who sustained damage as a result of Typhoon Chaba to exercise patience when attempting to register for assistance. Teleregistration is still the best and quickest way to register, but because of power problems and 800 number overloading, the wait may be longer than normal.

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