Hagåtña, Guam – Today, Governor Lou Leon Guerrero and Lt. Governor Joshua Tenorio met
with the Mayors Council of Guam (MCOG) and senior officials with the Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA), including Regional Administrator for FEMA Region 9, Bob
Fenton, and FEMA Associate Administrator for the Office of Response & Recovery Anne Binks.
Governor Leon Guerrero requested and was granted a Pre-Landfall Declaration by President
Biden prior to Typhoon Mawar’s landfall on Guam. She also requested an advance FEMA team
that landed on Guam prior to the storm and senior officials who arrived post. Governor Leon
Guerrero also requested and was granted a Major Disaster Declaration.
“Today’s meeting was critical to ensuring the island’s mayors had the opportunity to speak
directly with FEMA officials about ongoing recovery efforts and needs within their villages,”
said Governor Leon Guerrero. “Our mayors are among our first responders and know their
residents best. I want to thank them for keeping our people safe through Mawar and for leading
recovery efforts forward.”
“We want to provide our mayors the support they need to restore our community whole,” said Lt.
Governor Tenorio. “Today, we wanted to not only thank them for their leadership but also offer
them the audience with FEMA leadership to ask questions about the FEMA process for federal
reimbursements and FEMA’s individual assistance program. We thank them for their
commitment and service to our people.”
Governor Leon Guerrero is in the process of applying for Individual Assistance. If granted, more
information and the steps involved with the application process will be provided.


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