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15 Aug 2018 description

San Juan, Puerto Rico (August 15, 2018) – Following the catastrophic devastation of Hurricane Maria, Save the Children is teaming up with Puerto Rico’s Department of Education and Rocky Mountain Institute of Boulder, Colorado to support 12 schools that were greatly impacted during last year’s historic hurricane season. Save the Children will focus efforts on helping the schools and their communities become more resilient in the event of a future natural disaster and strengthening social and emotional learning for the entire school populations.

12 Aug 2018 description
report Direct Relief

Facebook team joins Direct Relief in Puerto Rico to learn how technology shaped Hurricane Maria response.

By Bryn Blanks

Facebook is one of the first places people turn after an emergency to let their loved ones know they are safe and to gain insight into how communities were impacted.

Direct Relief witnessed these activities first-hand after Hurricane Maria. With limited energy and phone signal, individuals were connecting with loved ones and offering support.

09 Aug 2018 description
report El País

En un documento oficial se estima un volumen de defunciones vinculables a los efectos del fenómeno meteorológico que multiplica por 22 la cifra que venía ofreciendo el gobierno

Parapetado casi un año tras una cifra inverosímil por baja, el Gobierno de Puerto Rico ha comenzado a reconocer públicamente el volumen real de muertes vinculables a los efectos del huracán María. Hasta la fecha el número oficial es 64, pero en un documento reciente se estima en más de 1.427.

07 Aug 2018 description

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA has awarded more than $320 million in Public Assistance grants to Puerto Rico for Hurricane María-related costs on the island. This brings the total to more than $3 billion in Public Assistance funds that FEMA has obligated to the government of Puerto Rico and municipalities.

The following is a breakdown of the $320 million in recently obligated grants:

05 Aug 2018 description
report Direct Relief

Grants from Direct Relief will support solar power and battery storage installations, mobile health units, and emergency communications technology

By Tony Morain

Direct Relief today announced a series of new financial commitments totaling $12.3 million to help Puerto Rico healthcare organizations address ongoing health needs following Hurricane Maria and to bolster their ability to weather future storms.

03 Aug 2018 description
report Global Communities

Drawing on decades of experience, Global Communities partners with communities to recover after natural disasters by addressing long-term needs and rebuilding climate-resilient infrastructure. As a leader in community development and community engagement, Global Communities works with communities to strengthen their environmental resilience through climate change adaptation planning and disaster risk mitigation.

02 Aug 2018 description

The federal government had planned to end a housing assistance program for people displaced by Hurricane Maria

By Nate Raymond

WORCESTER, Mass., Aug 1 (Reuters) - A federal judge on Wednesday extended until Aug. 31 an order preventing the eviction of hundreds of Puerto Rican families who fled the hurricane-ravaged island in 2017 and have been living in hotels and motels across the United States.

Read more on Thomson Reuters Foundation

01 Aug 2018 description

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA awarded more than $93 million in additional Public Assistance grants for emergency protective measures, debris removal and management costs related to Hurricane María recovery on the island.

To date, the FEMA Public Assistance program has obligated nearly $2.7 billion in total funding to the Government of Puerto Rico and municipalities.

31 Jul 2018 description

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – Building back smarter and more resilient is at the core of Puerto Rico’s recovery from the devastation of hurricanes Irma and Maria, and finding creative solutions to achieve that goal was the focus of a recent transportation summit.

27 Jul 2018 description

Release Date: July 27, 2018

Release Number: 235

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA awarded more than $34 million in additional Public Assistance grants for emergency protective measures, debris removal and management costs related to Hurricane María recovery on the island.

To date, the FEMA Public Assistance program has obligated $2.6 billion in total funding to the Government of Puerto Rico and municipalities.

24 Jul 2018 description

Release Number: 231

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – Nearly $210 million has now been approved in Community Disaster Loans for 51 Puerto Rico municipalities. The loans allow local communities to continue providing essential services as they recover from hurricanes Irma and Maria.

In June and July, 31 additional municipalities were approved for loans.

The municipalities approved for $5 million each are: Barceloneta, Cataño, Cayey, Cidra, Dorado, Fajardo, Guaynabo, Isabela, Juana Díaz, San Germán, San Juan and Toa Alta.

16 Jul 2018 description

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July 16, 2018

Release Number: 

229

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA awarded more than $140 million in Public Assistance grants for Hurricane María recovery in Puerto Rico.

To date, the FEMA Public Assistance program has obligated $2.6 billion in total funding to the Government of Puerto Rico and municipalities for debris removal and emergency protective measures.

12 Jul 2018 description
report Direct Relief

Specific-Purpose Medical Packs Enable Rapid Deployment in Emergencies

Direct Relief today announced a commitment to equip each member of Puerto Rico’s Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) with the organization’s specially designed Emergency Medical Pack.

11 Jul 2018 description
  • Severe weather, including heavy rain and strong wind caused by the remnants of Hurricane BERYL-18, have been affecting part of the Carribean region (Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico) over the past few days, causing floods and damages.

  • According to media, in the Dominican Republic 900 people were reported displaced and 700 homes were flooded in San Cristóbal Province and in the capital Santo Domingo. In addition media reported, as of the same date, 140 000 houses without power in the Dominican Republic and 14 000 houses without power in Puerto Rico (USA).

08 Jul 2018 description

SYNOPSIS OF TROPICAL STORM BERYL

According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, Florida, as of 2:00 PM (AST) on July 08, 2018, Beryl continues to move WNW towards the Lesser Antilles with no change in strength. Beryl or its remnants is forecast to approach the Lesser Antilles this evening, Sunday July 08, and cross the island chain tonight.

07 Jul 2018 description

MESSAGE: Hurricane Beryl forms over the far Eastern Atlantic and progresses west towards the Caribbean.

THE SITUATION: