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FEMA arrived on Guam prior to typhoon's passage

Posted: Sep 11, 2018 7:11 AM +10:00 Updated:

Typhoon Mangkhut may have brought the island heavy winds and rainfall but it also brought in members from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. FEMA's lead federal official Willie Nunn arrived late Sunday. His team joined him on Sunday.     

Their purpose here is to support the local government in recovery efforts. Nunn told KUAM News, "As the territory looks at the impact of the storm they come back to us and we go out and look at it together, that's what we call our joint damage assessment. The territory has already made plans as soon as they can as soon as practical too start doing that."

Up to 50 FEMA officials are already on Guam. Depending on the damage, FEMA may bring in additional members from their federal families including the Department of Transportation and the Army Corps of Engineers to assist Guam in recovery efforts.

Residents in the meantime are urged to take pictures of their damage after the storm.

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