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President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for the Territory of Guam

Release date: 
May 9, 2019
Release Number: 
HQ-19-039

WASHINGTON – FEMA announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the territory of Guam to supplement territory recovery efforts in the areas affected by Typhoon Wutip from Feb. 23 to 25, 2019.


The President's action makes federal funding available to the territory and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair and replacement of facilities damaged by Typhoon Wutip in the territory.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures throughout the territory. 

Tracy A. Haynes has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area. Haynes said additional designations may be made at a later date if warranted by the results of damage assessments.

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Last Updated: 
May 9, 2019 - 12:45