THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON DECLARES MAJOR DISASTER IN THE FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA
President Clinton today declared a major disaster exists in the Federated States of Micronesia and ordered Federal aid to supplement the Federated States of Micronesia recovery efforts in the area struck by Typhoon Fern on December 25-26, 1996.
The President's action makes Federal funding available to the affected areas of Yap Proper and Ulithi Atoll of Yap State. Federal funding is available on a cost-sharing basis for the repair or replacement of public facilities damaged by Typhoon Fern.