WASHINGTON, D.C.—As U.S. Congress examines the federal response to recent disasters in the Marianas, and across the nation, and how recovery efforts can be improved in the future, Delegate Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan (Ind-MP) is asking everyone who experienced Super Typhoon Yutu and Typhoon Mangkhut to share their first-hand accounts of survival and the help they received—or did not receive—in the aftermath of these storms.
“I want to gather and share stories from the people I represent to paint a more complete, and human, picture of the devastation we survived. And I want people to have a place to report whether they are getting the help they need to rebuild their lives,” Sablan explained.
“That is really the goal of this project: to show the human beings behind the numbers, and through these stories identify ways that the federal response can be made better for future disasters.”
Personal stories (in any length) may be submitted, along with photographs or videos, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Survivors need not disclose their names, and confidentiality will be maintained for all submissions.
For more information, contact Randy Johnson at the congressional office at 670.323.2647, or email email@example.com. (PR)