Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

Acting President Declared Pohnpei Disaster Area

PALIKIR, Pohnpei (FSM Information Service): April 23, 1997 - FSM Acting President Jacob Nena on April 21, 1997, declared Pohnpei a disaster area and directed all FSM National Government department, office and agency heads and employees to assist the municipal, state governments in their efforts to help the victims of the landslide for two days, on April 22 and 23, 1997.

The Acting President also directed that all efforts in providing assistance should be coordinated through the emergency operation center established in the Governor's Conference Room at the Office of the Governor. Because of the urgency of the situation, Nena urged all employees to help those less fortunate.

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FSM Office of the President
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Palikir Station, Pohnpei, FM 96941
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