Officials Prepare for Hurricane Jose
The Region II Advance Emergency Response Team has personnel staged at the Emergency Operations Centers (EOC) in the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) and Puerto Rico (PR).
FEMA Headquarters Logistics is assembling a seven-member Mobilization Center Management Team. The team is expected to arrive in PR today.
Rapid Needs Assessments Teams are ready to deploy on both the USVI and PR.
Emergency Support Function staff for transportation, public works & engineering, mass care and Dept. of Defense support are deploying to the USVI.
Roosevelt Roads Naval Air Station, on the PR east coast, will be the disaster mobilization center. Water and ice are pre-staged there.
The USVI Emergency Management Agency's EOC on St. Thomas has been activated. PR officials are monitoring the situation from the island's EOC in San Juan. PR Schools are closed today and more than 330 potential shelters are begin readied.