THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON DECLARES MAJOR DISASTER EXISTS IN NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS
The President today declared a major disaster exists in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and ordered Federal aid to supplement commonwealth and local recovery efforts in the area struck by Super Typhoon Keith on November 2-3, 1997.
The President's action makes Federal funding available to affected individuals and local governments on the Islands of Saipan, Tinian, and Rota.
Assistance can include disaster housing, grants, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.
Federal funding also is available to eligible local governments on a cost-sharing basis for the repair or replacement of public facilities damaged by Super Typhoon Keith.