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

August 31, 2004
News Release
SAIPAN, Northern Mariana Islands -- Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will open on Saipan on Friday September 3 and on Tinian and Rota on Sunday September 5. Commonwealth and Federal officials will be available to provide information and registration assistance to residents who may need help in recovering from their damages from Super Typhoon Chaba beginning August 21 and ending August 26. The centers are provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and will be located at:
August 30, 2004
News Release
SAIPAN, Northern Mariana Islands -- Registration with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is the necessary first step in recovery for those persons in Saipan, Tinian and Rota who suffered damages from Super Typhoon Chaba beginning August 21 and ending August 23. Federal Coordinating Officer William Lokey of FEMA emphasized that "federal help can be received only after eligible persons with damages on the three islands included in the presidential disaster declaration have made the call to FEMA on the teleregistration line."
August 27, 2004
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster assistance for the Northern Mariana Islands has been expanded to include aid for individuals, families and business owners victimized by Super Typhoon Chaba.
August 27, 2004
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that President Bush has ordered the release of federal disaster funds for the Northern Mariana Islands to help meet immediate emergency needs in the area struck by Super Typhoon Chaba.

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