FEMA Denies Appeal For Individual Assistance For Typhoon Dolphin Victims


Guam – FEMA has denied Guam’s appeal for individual assistance for residents who’s homes were damaged from typhoon Dolphin.



According to a release from the Office of Guam Homeland Security this is the second request for individual assistance from FEMA. FEMA administrator Craig Fugate wrote a letter to Governor Eddie Calvo writing in part “We reaffirm our original finding that the impact to individuals and households from this event is not of the severity and magnitude to warrant the designation of individual assistance.” Guam was granted public assistance and hazard mitigation but denied individual assistance after typhoon Dolphin hit the island on May 15. The office of the Governor and the Guam Housing Corporation will continue working with families who need help with their homes.