President Donald J. Trump approves a Disaster Declaration for the FSM

By The White House

United States Government

July 20, 2018

Washington D.C.-- Yesterday, President Donald J. Trump 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 severe storms, flooding, and landslides during the period of March 16 to March 17, 2018.

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. President Peter M. Christian of the Federated States of Micronesia requested a disaster declaration on June 13, 2018.

The U.S. 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.