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Preliminary Damage Assessments Underway After Typhoon Yutu

Pursuant to the Guam Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan, the Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) and other Government of Guam (GovGuam) support agencies have begun conducting an island-wide Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) following the passage of Typhoon Yutu that affected Guam between October 24 - 25, 2018.

Assisting GHS/OCD in this effort, particularly in the areas of Business Sector Disaster Damage Assessment as well as Crop Loss Assessment, include the Bureau of Statistics and Plans (BSP), Department of Agriculture (DoAg), Department of Chamorro Affairs, Department of Labor, Department of Land Management, Guam Economic Development Authority, Guam International Airport Authority, Guam Visitors Bureau, and Port Authority of Guam.

In connection with this, businesses and farms that suffered damages to facilities, equipment and merchandise, and/or incurred costs relative to emergency protective services or debris clean-up as a result of Typhoon Yutu, are requested to submit respective PDAs. 

Teams from GovGuam agencies, led by BSP and teams from DoAg will be conducting damage assessments by interviewing business owners/managers and farm owners, respectively, through Friday, November 2, 2018. The results of the PDAs will equip GHS/OCD with information needed to make the determinations on what assistance programs, if any, can be brought in to support farms and businesses. Business owners are requested to submit PDAs to BSP, by contacting (671) 472-4201/2/3 and farms that suffered crop loss are requested to contact DoAg at (671) 300-7969 or (671) 734-0281.

GHS/OCD have also requested all GovGuam Departments/Agencies and concerned Private Non-Profit Organizations to submit respective Preliminary Damage Assessments (PDA) in reference to Typhoon Yutu. GovGuam Departments/Agencies and PNP organizations that suffered any damages and/or incurred costs relative to emergency protective services and debris clean-up as a result of the typhoon are requested to submit respective PDAs to GHS/OCD no later than 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, with Maria Loralyn Romulo at 
marialoralyn.romulo@ghs.guam.gov and Leo Espia at leo.espia@ghs.guam.gov.

For more information, contact GHS/OCD Public Information Officer, Jenna G. Blas, at (671) 489-2540 or via email at jenna.g.blas@ghs.guam.gov.


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