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07 Jan 2009 description

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Only eight days remain for any resident who had property damages or other losses as a result of the recent floods that occurred from September 21 - October 3, 2008, to register for Commonwealth-federal disaster assistance.

Thursday, January 15 is the deadline for residents within the 21 designated municipalities to apply for a wide range of local, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other federal disaster assistance programs.

05 Dec 2008 description

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Los funcionarios de recuperación del Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico y federales informaron hoy, que más de $23 millones en asistencia por desastre han sido aprobados para los residentes de Puerto Rico, a través de ayudas para cubrir los daños ocasionados por las lluvias e inundaciones ocurridas entre el 21 de septiembre y el 3 de octubre de 2008.

A continuación una actualización de las actividades de este desastre hasta el jueves, 4 de diciembre de 2008:

- 37,032 residentes y dueños de negocios han solicitado ayuda a la Agencia Federal para el Manejo de …

05 Dec 2008 description

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Federal and Commonwealth recovery officials announced today that more than $23 million in disaster aid has been approved for Puerto Rico residents in the form of grants to cover damages related to severe storms and flooding which occurred from September 21 to October 3, 2008.

Below is an update of disaster recovery activities through the close of business on Thursday, December 4, 2008.

- 37,032 households and business owners have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

- $23,092,140 in grants has been approved to individuals and …

03 Dec 2008 description

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials announced today, that the Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC's) in the municipalities of Peñuelas, Villalba, Santa Isabel, Guayama and Las Piedras will cease operations at the close of business Saturday, December 6, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.

The DRC's have served residents and businesses affected by the severe storms and flooding from September 21 to October 3, 2008 and are located at:

Peñuelas: Centro de Bellas Artes (Teatro), Calle Juan V.

10 Nov 2008 description

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Federal and Commonwealth recovery officials announced today that more than $16 million in disaster aid has been approved for Puerto Rico residents in the form of grants to cover damages related to severe storms and flooding which occurred September 21 - October 3.

Below is an update of disaster activity through the close of business on Thursday, November 6, 2008.

- 29,030 households and businesses have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

- $16,511,234 in grants has been approved to individuals and households by FEMA and the …

17 Oct 2008 description

SAN JUAN, PR -- More than $5.6 million in disaster assistance has been approved for Puerto Rico residents in little more than two weeks.

10 Oct 2008 description

Release Number: 1798-015

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- More than $1.2 million in grants for disaster aid has been given to Puerto Rico individuals and households by the federal and commonwealth governments, disaster officials announced today.

The assistance is available to homeowners, renters and businesses in 19 municipalities, mostly across the southern half of the island.

Below is an update of disaster activity through the close of business on Thursday:

A total of 14,872 households and businesses had registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

A total of …

06 Oct 2008 description
  • U.S. hurricane recovery underway

    - Relief and recovery continues in Georgia

    - Massai communities working toward food security in Kenya

    U.S. hurricane recovery

    "When I walked in I felt like somebody ransacked our house," says Jim Aubel, standing in his driveway in Galveston, TX. "I walked in and I was devastated."

    Hurricane Ike struck Galveston September 13 with 110-mph winds and a wall of sea water.

02 Oct 2008 description

This update expands the 2008 omnibus appeal for U.S. Hurricane, which includes CWS responses to Hurricanes Dolly, Fay, Gustav, Ike and Kyle.

Situation

The 11th named storm of a busy hurricane season, Hurricane Kyle flooded homes and businesses in the Caribbean before heading north and dissipating. As many as six people were killed in Puerto Rico, where remote communities are still coping with flooding and landslides. In all, at least 7,000 families have been affected, with some 3,000 homes damaged. Most affected communities are lower-income areas.

01 Oct 2008 description

The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster aid has been made available for the commonwealth of Puerto Rico to help people and communities recover from the effects severe storms and flooding beginning on September 21, 2008, and continuing.

FEMA Administrator David Paulison said the assistance was authorized under a major disaster declaration issued for the state by President Bush.

01 Oct 2008 description

Release Number: HQ-08-230Factsheet

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Bush's major disaster declaration issued for Puerto Rico.

Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:

- Rental payments for temporary housing for those whose homes are unlivable.

28 Sep 2008 description

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WTNT31 KNHC 290233
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BULLETIN
TROPICAL STORM KYLE ADVISORY NUMBER 14
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL112008

28 Sep 2008 description

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WTNT31 KNHC 280840
TCPAT1
BULLETIN
HURRICANE KYLE ADVISORY NUMBER 11
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL112008

28 Sep 2008 description

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WTNT31 KNHC 282032
TCPAT1
BULLETIN
HURRICANE KYLE ADVISORY NUMBER 13
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL112008

28 Sep 2008 description

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WTNT31 KNHC 281450
TCPAT1
BULLETIN
HURRICANE KYLE ADVISORY NUMBER 12
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL112008

27 Sep 2008 description

WTNT31 KNHC 272032
TCPAT1
BULLETIN
HURRICANE KYLE ADVISORY NUMBER 9
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL112008

27 Sep 2008 description

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WTNT31 KNHC 280246
TCPAT1
BULLETIN
HURRICANE KYLE ADVISORY NUMBER 10
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL112008

27 Sep 2008 description

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WTNT31 KNHC 270855
TCPAT1
BULLETIN
TROPICAL STORM KYLE ADVISORY NUMBER 7
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL112008

27 Sep 2008 description

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WTNT31 KNHC 271443
TCPAT1
BULLETIN
TROPICAL STORM KYLE ADVISORY NUMBER 8
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL112008