Guam Typhoon Mawar


Tiempo put i trahesija: Ma'ayo 22, 2023 - Ma'ayo 29, 2023

Fecha put i deklarasion: Ma'ayo 25, 2023

Now Closed: Period to Apply for Disaster Assistance

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The last day for individuals and families to apply for assistance after this disaster has passed. You are no longer able to begin a new claim.

To check the status on a previously submitted claim, visit

I Was Told to Call the U.S. Small Business Administration

FEMA is not allowed to provide disaster assistance for certain losses covered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loans. The SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to individuals and households to help with disaster losses. FEMA works with the SBA to determine if you may qualify for Personal Property Assistance, Transportation Assistance, or a Group Flood Insurance Policy.

FEMA will automatically refer you to the SBA to be considered for a disaster loan if you meet SBA’s income standards. FEMA uses your household annual gross income and number of dependents to determine if you should be referred to the SBA.

If you are referred to the SBA, FEMA will contact you via an auto-dialer system to explain how to apply for a disaster loan. You must complete and return a loan application to be considered for an SBA loan or certain types of FEMA assistance. You do not have to accept an SBA loan offer. However, if you are approved for an SBA loan, and you do not accept it, you will not be referred back to FEMA for personal property or transportation assistance.

For more information about the SBA disaster loan program, please call the SBA at 800-659-2955 (TTY: 800-877-8339). SBA information is also available at or by email at

Learn more about SBA loans

I Applied for Assistance. What's Next?

If You Have Insurance

Please contact your insurance company as soon as possible to file a claim. FEMA can only provide money after you get your insurance settlement. If your insurance doesn’t cover all of your home repair or rebuilding expenses, FEMA may be able to help.

FEMA can’t provide money for expenses covered by insurance or duplicate benefits from another source. When you get your insurance settlement or denial, please send a copy to FEMA as soon as you can.

If your insurance settlement is delayed more than 30 days from the time you file your claim, call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362.

Learn more about the steps after applying

If You Do Not Have Insurance

FEMA will verify your disaster-caused losses. The agency will schedule a time to inspect your home if you reported damage to your home or personal property. Or FEMA will ask you to send documents to verify your expenses.

You will receive notification letters from FEMA either by mail or electronic correspondence explaining your next steps. If necessary based on the losses you reported, an inspector will contact you by phone to schedule an inspection. If you miss the call, they will leave a voicemail message and make multiple attempts to reach you. The inspector should not need to view repair receipts or pictures of the damage. But if you begin cleaning up before the inspection, FEMA suggests you take pictures, make a list of your losses, and keep receipts for all of your disaster-caused expenses.

Find a Housing Counselor

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides support to a nationwide network of housing counseling agencies (HCAs) and certified counselors. HUD-participating HCAs are approved and trained to provide tools to current and prospective homeowners and renters so they can make responsible choices to address their housing needs in light of their financial situations.

Verifying Home Ownership or Occupancy

FEMA is required to verify you lived at the address in your application as your primary residence before providing most types of assistance. FEMA is also required to verify you owned your home before providing home repair or home replacement assistance. Learn more about this process.

As part of our effort to make the disaster assistance process quicker and reduce the burden on applicants, we try to verify occupancy and ownership by using an automated public records search.

If we cannot verify you lived in or owned the home that you listed on your application, we will ask you to provide documents to prove occupancy and/or ownership to help us determine if you are approved for assistance.

How Do I Appeal the Decision?

If you receive a letter stating that you are not approved for assistance or that your application is incomplete, you can still complete the application or appeal the decision within 60 days of receiving a decision letter. The letter would either be mailed to you or placed into your Disaster Assistance Center account, if you have set up an account.

Learn more about appeals

Frequently Asked Questions and Rumors

Learn more about common disaster-related rumors and how to report fraud. You can also get answers to frequently asked questions about emergency shelters, disaster assistance, flood insurance and more.

Multilingual Resources

You can find social media graphics with important safety messaging in various languages, including English, Chinese, Spanish and Vietnamese.

We also have videos in American Sign Language (ASL) on topics including:

How to Help

Volunteer and Donate

Recovery can take many years after a disaster. There are many ways to help such as donating cash, needed items or your time. Learn more about how to help those in need.

Don’t self-deploy to disaster areas. Trusted organizations in the affected areas know where volunteers are needed. Work with an established organization to make sure you have the appropriate safety, training and skills needed to respond.

FEMA Voluntary Agency Liaisons (VALs) support the significant contributions of voluntary, faith-based, and community stakeholders active in disaster by building relationships – and coordinating efforts – with and across partner organizations and government agencies.

Doing Business with FEMA

If you are interested in providing paid services and goods for disaster relief, visit our Doing Business with FEMA page to get started.

If you own a business involved with debris removal and want to work on clean-up efforts in affected areas, please contact the local government in affected areas to offer your services.

Recursos Lokat

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Debris Removal

Army Corps of Engineers Debris Removal

Debris Mission Dashboard 

view current debris mission operations below:

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Debris Removal Guidelines for Residential Property


Debris Removal Guidelines for Private Residential Properties In an effort to speed the debris removal process, please follow these rules:  Debris Separation Please separate debris into the categories shown at right. Doing so will ensure your debris can be removed.  Never touch, cut, remove or place debris on downed power lines. This can result in injury or death Placing debris near utility boxes or on lines can cause injury or damage  Placing debris near or on trees. A house is in the center of the picture


Upcoming Events

Mitigation Specialist and Disaster Survivor Assistance teams will be providing tips at following locations:


Benson Do it Best 


Pay-Less Supermarket 


Pay-Less Supermarket  



779 Route 8, 

Maite, Guam 96913 


121 Jesus Mariano Street 

Mangilao, Guam 96913 


751 Chalan Machaute 

Maite, Guam 96910 

Saturday, July 29 through Friday, Aug. 11 

Saturday, July 29 through Friday, Aug. 5 


  Saturday, July 29 
through Friday, Aug. 4 


Tuesday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Sunday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Monday, off 


Tuesday-Saturday ,8 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Sunday 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. 

Monday, off 


Tuesday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Sunday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. 

Monday, off 


Hours: Tues.-Sat. 8 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.    Sun. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.      Mon. closed


Cleaning Up Mold

After Typhoon Mawar, excess moisture and water may contribute to the growth of mold in your home that should be removed to avoid health problems. 

  • Wear protective gear: Make sure you wear protective eye masks or goggles, filter face masks such as an N-95, gloves, a long-sleeved shirt, long pants, and waterproof boots to avoid contact with the mold.
  • Dry the structure: Clean and dry the structure as quickly as possible. 
  • Circulate air: Use fans and dehumidifiers to remove moisture. Position fans to blow air out of the doors and windows. 
  • Remove all contaminated materials: Ensure that you have located all contaminated structural materials and personal property. Remove and dispose of anything that was wet and can’t be cleaned and dried completely.
  • Clean the property: Clean with water and detergent. Dry right away. If you use cleaning products, do not mix cleaning products together. DO NOT mix bleach and ammonia because it can create toxic vapors.  After you finish cleaning the home, shower and change your clothes as soon as possible. 
  • Repair the property: Fix the water or moisture problem completely and clean up all the mold before you paint or caulk. 
  • Take pictures and keep receipts: If possible, take pictures of the damage before you make repairs to your home. Keep receipts for all out-of-pocket repair expenses to show to the FEMA inspectors. This will ensure they have the most accurate analysis of the damage and your out-of-pocket expenses for their report.

Gimen i maayudå

Båtula yan Dona

Ma mafa'song un taiman años despues di un kalangayan. Magaaga'go na mane'gågåhu para ayudu ya gosu taotao ni' i diñu, ni' i kosa kin tomåtesmoñanmo, yan ni' i tiempo-mo. Estudia más gi bunita para ayudu i chalan-hu ni' i che'lu.

Ti sumetbu iyo' ham yan i salape, ni' i che'lu gaige para u na'chale' yan i che'lu giya aspetu na manmaigo'. Gof na'in na i che'lu inaotao hahasso yan inadae pat ni' i maña'åsen siha ni' i tiempo gi nu iyo' u umasensu.

I mga VAL ni' i FEMA yan i mga huego' na Organisasion i manmaigo' yu' i mga organisasion na ni' i ti a'asukkomo' gi aspetu na disastro. Gof na'in na i chumochuha i mga huego' yan i mga acho' yan i manmanisihon sa' put i minagahet sa' iyo' ni' i maña'åsen yan i kankontråtte na organisasion..

Manopekto iyo na negosio dengan FEMA

Såsi hu na'fino' unu hit ta tuge' gi ha'åni yan benta ni tinige' yan lokkue' yan un yahes yan kuåttamami ni yinatungo' giya na'fino' Åndasagon Na'fino' Kon FEMA para tumåtatte.

Ti kuentåtus-mu hit ta yinahånao put este na put i bidå-mu ni yinemenog gi debris yan ti na'ganggai i fumino' yan tambopopelo' gi tano' ni yinakgang gi este na siña, mås korason i lokkue' gi tano' ni maegga' gi este na siña para u fanma'såma' i finatinas-mu.

Obligasion na fondeo

Indibidu Ayuda Kantidad
Kinahanglan Kamyo para bai Ayuda (HA) - Dólares Manetbiha $39,793,215.39
Kinahanglan Otro na nesesidad Ayuda (ONA) - Dólares Manetbiha $30,998,020.82
Kinahanglan Ayuda yan Households Programma Dólares Manetbiha $70,791,236.21
Indibidu Ayuda Applikasion Månotsaga 19913
Ayuda Públiku Kantidad
Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated $1,746,419.07
Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated $7,884,994.17
Total Public Assistance Grants Dollars Obligated $10,223,778.57

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