THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON DECLARES DISASTER IN REPUBLIC OF THE MARSHALL ISLANDS
The President today declared a major disaster exists in the Republic of the Marshall Islands and ordered Federal aid to supplement the Republic's recovery efforts in the area struck by high tide and wave action.
President Clinton's action makes federal funding available to the Republic's government for damages in the Majuro Atoll.
Federal funding is available on a cost-sharing basis for the repair or replacement of public facilities damaged by the high tide and wave action.
Damage surveys by the Federal Emergency Management Agency are continuing in other areas and additional areas may be added after the assessments are completed.