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Palau Typhoon Embassy Grounds
Typhoon Surigae, locally known as Typhoon Bising, made landfall in Palau on April 16, 2021. USIAD is providing emergency assistance to support response efforts.
US Embassy Republic of Palau

Key Developments

Typhoon Surigae passed near Palau from April 16 to 17, exposing populations to winds of more than 75 miles per hour, generating significant storm surges, and producing heavy rainfall over central and outlying islands of Palau.  Heavy rains from the slow-moving storm generated flooding and mudslides, damaging houses and public infrastructure across the country, according to relief agencies.  As of April 19, the Government of Palau was initiating repairs to damaged electricity and water infrastructure and coordinating with the Palau Red Cross Society to support populations at evacuation sites and conduct damage and needs assessments across the islands.


On April 19, U.S. Ambassador John Hennessey-Niland declared a disaster due to the effects of Typhoon Surigae in Palau.  In response, USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (USAID/BHA) provided $100,000 to support emergency relief activities, including provision of relief commodities and emergency shelter and water and sanitation activities.

Last updated: March 10, 2022

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