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President Obama Signs a Disaster Declaration for the Federated States of Micronesia

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President Obama Signs a Disaster Declaration for the Federated States of Micronesia

The President today declared a disaster under the Compact of Free Association between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Federated States of Micronesia, as amended, due to Typhoon Maysak during the period of March 29 to April 1, 2015.

The President’s action makes federal funding available for U.S. Government emergency relief and reconstruction assistance to the Federated States of Micronesia in accordance with Public Law 108-188, as amended, including Article X of the Federal Programs and Services Agreement to the Compact of Free Association.  Federated States of Micronesia President Emanuel Mori requested a disaster declaration on April 17, 2015.

The United States Agency for International Development’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance will coordinate U.S. Government disaster assistance efforts in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Government of the Federated States of Micronesia.

[Original post: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/04/28/president-obama-signs-disaster-declaration-federated-states-micronesia]

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