The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
June 05, 2015
President Obama Signs Guam Disaster Declaration
The President today declared a major disaster exists in the Territory of Guam and ordered federal aid to supplement territory and local recovery efforts in the area affected by Typhoon Dolphin during the period of May 13-16, 2015.
Federal funding is available to 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 Dolphin in the Territory of Guam.
Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures for the entire Territory of Guam.
W. Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security, named Rosalyn L. Cole as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area.
FEMA said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the territory and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION MEDIA SHOULD CONTACT: FEMA NEWS DESK AT (202) 646-3272 OR FEMA-NEWS-DESK@DHS.GOV