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FEMA using Halong recover resources for Vongfong

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 by Ken Quintanilla

Guam - On Guam for damage assessments as a result of July's Tropical Storm Halong, representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency find themselves also working on Typhoon Vongfong.

Ken Suiso is the federal coordinating officer for the Halong recovery operation but switched hats to serve as the senior FEMA liaison on island as part of an incident management assistance team in support of Guam and the CNMI. Last night he rode out the storm at Civil Defense's Emergency Operation Center and told KUAM News, "We did have staff here and we were working on that, but obviously this is a more urgent and compelling situation so we've taken some of the resources that we're using for Halong and they've been dedicated to serve here. Two of our principals had been working around the clock here in the Guam EOC."

Suiso says FEMA stands ready to provide support to Guam, if needed.

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