PROJECT: Yap Airport, Men’s Traditional Longhouses, Cultural Sites, etc…
LOCATION: Yap, Federated States of Micronesia
TYPE: Cultural/Disaster Assistance
DESCRIPTION: Working for FEMA as a historic specialist, project involved meeting with “interested parties” (government officials, chiefs, etc…) in compliance with Section 106 of the Historic Preservation Act to assess and document damage due to a hurricane that destroyed many of the islands public buildings and traditional historic structures and sites. Cost estimates were generated and funding for reconstruction was provided by FEMA.
The scope of the devastation involved not only the capital of Colonia on the main island, but also the islands surrounding the Ulithi atoll, famous for hiding the US Navy Fleet in the WW2.