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President Donald J. Trump Approves Guam Disaster Declaration

Office of the Press Secretary
May 8, 2019

Yesterday, President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the territory of Guam and ordered Federal assistance to supplement territory and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Typhoon Wutip from February 23 to February 25, 2019.

Federal funding is available to the territory and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by Typhoon Wutip.

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

Pete Gaynor, Acting Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security, named Tracy A. Haynes as the Federal Coordinating Officer for Federal recovery operations in the affected areas.

Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the territory and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.


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