When I issued the March 30, 2015, Presidential Emergency Declaration, Typhoon Maysak was going through the outer islands of Chuuk and was on its way to the State of Yap.
The State of Yap is now experiencing the devastation brought by Super Typhoon Maysak, and the Governor of Yap has made an oral emergency declaration, which will be followed up in writing as soon as the disrupted communications will allow, in order to deal with the catastrophe and to prevent further damage to lives and property.
Therefore, in light of the foregoing emergency considerations, and by the authority vested in me pursuant to the Constitution and laws of the Federated States of Micronesia, including in particular Article X, Section 9 of the FSM constitution, 41 F.S.M.C. 705, et seq., and 55 FSMC 610, et seq., I hereby amend the Presidential Emergency Declaration dated March 30, 2015, to include the State of Yap in the emergency declaration. In addition to the previous directives issued, I further direct as follows:
The resources of the National Government that are committed to dealing with the emergency shall be made available to the State of Yap, subject to the availability of funds.
The FSM National Emergency Task Force (the "Task Force") shall include in its plan to alleviate and mitigate the adverse effects of the emergency the present condition of the State of Yap and accord it the necessary priority and availability of assistance from the National Government.
In order to assure that those most affected by Typhoon Maysak are not negatively impacted by those who would profit by their misery, I am directing that the prices of all commodities throughout the Nation remain frozen at their pre-typhoon prices.
The Task Force, with the assistance of the Department of Justice, shall monitor the prices of commodities throughout the Nation in order to ensure that suppliers do not increase prices due to the rise in demands causing a shortage in supplies as a result of the emergency. Accordingly, emergency procurements shall be made only from vendors that are compliant with this directive.
SO DECLARED AND DECREED on this 1st day of April 2015.