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For Immediate Release
OFFICE OF THE PRESS SECRETARY
April 10, 2004
Statement on Federal Assistance for Micronesia
Statement by the Press Secretary
The President today declared a major disaster exists in the Federated States of Micronesia and ordered Federal aid to supplement national and state recovery efforts in the area struck by Typhoon Sudal beginning on April 8, 2004, and continuing.
The President's action makes Federal funding available to Yap State and affected municipal governments on a cost-sharing basis for debris removal and emergency protective measures under the Public Assistance program, including direct Federal assistance.
Representing the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Michael D. Brown, Under Secretary for Emergency Preparedness and Response, Department of Homeland Security, named Michael Karl as the Federal Coordinating Officer for Federal recovery operations in the affected area.
The Agency said that damage surveys are continuing, and additional areas and assistance may be designated after the assessments are completed.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: FEMA (202) 646-4600.