For only two days—yesterday and today—the Saipan Mayor’s Office would be accepting Federal Emergency Management Agency registration for disaster assistance.
Joann Aquino, the Saipan Mayor’s Office director of field operations, told Saipan Tribune that the office would be receiving FEMA registrations only up until today, Nov. 6, for those who are unable to go to designated FEMA registration sites.
Some members of the public may not have access to the internet, the phone, or transportation to get to the designated FEMA registration sites, “so we’ve opened up our doors for FEMA to utilize our offices to assist the public in registering for their individual assistance,” said Aquino.
The registration period at the Saipan Mayor’s Office was only available yesterday, Monday, and Tuesday, today.
Extending the registration period at the Saipan Mayor’s Office is possible, but that would require time and a future announcement would be made once a decision is made, she said.
According to the Saipan Mayor’s Office, FEMA relief registration is from 9am to 5:30pm. Regular requirements for disaster assistance includes one social security number per household; lot number, street name, village, and description of the house; description of the damage; information about insurance coverage; a telephone number; mailing address; and bank account and routing number for direct deposit of funds for those eligible.
In related news, multiple members of both federal and local government are continuing to collaborate to clean up typhoon debris.
Aquino noted that all 68 members of the Saipan Mayor’s Office staff, along with 27 contracted heavy equipment handlers, are working with about 122 of Guam’s National Guard members, about 50 U.S. military reservists, about 60 from the Department of Lands and Natural Resources and other umbrella agencies, eight from the Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality, and four staff of the NMI Museum on debris removal.