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2002-05-29 04:00 - News Release

Washington, DC -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that President Bush has declared a major disaster for the Federated States of Micronesia, opening the way for the use of federal funds to help the state of Yap recover from the effects of Typhoon Mitag. FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh said the President took the action this afternoon following a review of the agency's analysis of Micronesia's request for federal aid.