FEMA Conducts Damage Assessments Throughout Island

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FEMA says it’s still too early to tell how much assistance they can provide to the island.

Guam – Federal Emergency Management Assistance personnel were out in full force conducting their preliminary damage assessments today.

 

FEMA Spokesperson Hannah Vick says dozens of FEMA representatives were spread out around the island visiting residents and homes to determine what kind of assistance the federal government can offer.

Although 72 hours have passed since Typhoon Dolphin hammered Guam, Vick says it’s still too early to tell how much assistance FEMA can provide. However, she says they will be here throughout the week to continue their damage assessments.

“It’s really too early to say and every disaster is different, and everything really depends on these assessments here so if there are folks that were affected by this event, we really encourage them to let their mayors know about the type of damage that they received and especially the structural damage of their home,” says Vick.

 

Vick encourages residents need immediate assistance not to wait for FEMA to come out to their homes and to begin the recovery process as soon as they can. In the meantime you can document your damages or losses for future reporting to FEMA.