23 Nov 2018
- By Bryan Manabat – [email protected] – Variety News Staff
260 Federal Emergency Management Agency employees are in the CNMI for Typhoon Yutu response and recovery operations.
FEMA public information officer Paul Corah said 50 are assigned to disaster recovery centers; 14 are inspectors; 69 are assigned with logistics; 24 are with disaster survivor assistance — they go door-to-door, signing up typhoon survivors for assistance; 13 are with planning, 19 with operations, 12 with information technology; 6 with finance; 5 with disaster emergency communications; 7 with external affairs; and 3 with operations.
Corah said other staffers are with the safety, security and support teams.
On Oct. 24, President Donald Trump approved a major declaration for Super Typhoon Yutu that authorized FEMA to respond to the disaster that struck Saipan and Tinian.
An agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, FEMA’s primary purpose is to coordinate the response to a disaster that has occurred in the U.S. or its territories, and that has over-extended the resources of the local and state authorities.
Source: Marianas Variety : http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/109045-260-fema-personnel-in-nmi