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FEMA holds workshop on damage assessment

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 by Ken Quintanilla

Guam - Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are conducting an individual assistance preliminary damage assessment workshop involving mayors and various non-governmental organizations such as the American Red Cross and Catholic Social Services.

FEMA voluntary agency liaison Michael Kern said, "We are talking about the FEMA process so that everyone understands how the citizens of Guam can access all of the federal assistance that is available so for a presidential disaster declaration we go through this process of accessing the damage on the local level and that damage all gets reported to civil defense and they would a FEMA team to come in and verify that damage and report that up."

Focusing on the documentation process to assess the island kern says that this workshop will help expedite the process for requesting individual assistance and identify what they are eligible to receive. These workshops better equip mayors as well as non-profit organizations with the tools they need to access assistance. 

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