‘Use money on disaster-related needs only’


The Federal Emergency Management Agency is reminding recipients of federal assistance to use the funds only for disaster-related needs.

“Survivors are reminded to use disaster grants wisely, and those who receive funds from FEMA will get a letter outlining what those funds should be used for. They are intended for disaster-related needs,” the agency said.

The FEMA advisory warned that if the applicant spends the money on anything other than the purpose for which the payment is intended, “no additional assistance may be granted if the need arises in the future.”

The CNMI Joint Information Center, meanwhile, released an update on ongoing federal assistance for survivors of Typhoon Soudelor.

According to the update, more than 7,200 registrations have been received by FEMA for disaster assistance and nearly $2.6 million has been approved for survivors so far.

FEMA is also encouraging all survivors or those affected by the typhoon to register for assistance.

Joel D. Pinaroc | Reporter
Joel Pinaroc worked for a number of newspapers in the Philippines before joining the editorial team of Saipan Tribune. His published articles include stories on information technology, travel and lifestyle, and motoring, among others. Contact him at joel_pinaroc@saipantribune.com.

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