One Month Later: More than $51 Million in Federal Assistance Helps Guam Recover

Release Date:
June 27, 2023

One month after Typhoon Mawar made landfall, FEMA and local and federal disaster recovery partners are still hard at work to help Guam residents jump start their recovery. To date, more than $51 million has been approved in federal grants from FEMA and low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

By the numbers

As of June. 27, 2023:

  • FEMA has approved nearly $38 million for 12,635 individuals and households.
  • Four Disaster Recovery Centers are currently open to serve survivors across the island. To date, these centers have served nearly 13,000 visitors.
  • FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance teams meet survivors where they live providing referrals to aid in their communities as well as helping Guam residents with the application process. These teams have visited more than 22,000 homes, met with 15,000 survivors and assisted with 3,000 registrations for disaster assistance.
  • FEMA Inspectors are currently conducting inspections of damaged homes. To date, more than 19,000 inspections have been completed.
  • The SBA has approved nearly $13.4 million in low-interest disaster loans for 140 homeowners, renters and businesses.

Partnership and Progress

As part of our ongoing partnership with the American Red Cross, FEMA has supported the opening and operation of 19 emergency shelters on the island providing more than 637,000 liters of drinkable water and more than 315,000 meals for disaster survivors.

FEMA’s Federal partners like the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Energy, Department of Defense and Environmental Protection Agency are also on the ground in Guam assisting with everything from debris removal to power restoration. As of June 27, the following milestones have been reached:

  • 9 bucket trucks have been delivered in support of power restoration operations;
  • 97 emergency power generators have been installed;
  • 100 roofs completed through the RISEUP program;
  • 90 percent of cell towers are currently operational;
  • 92 percent of water wells are online;
  • 95 percent of power has been restored throughout the island; and
  • 365,065 cubic yards of debris has been collected, hauled and removed.

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