Puerto Rico (The United States of America)

FEMA and USACE Distribute Tarps and Generators to Critical Needs Facilities

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Release date: 
October 4, 2017

Release Number: 
DR-4339-PR NR 000

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), together with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has delivered tarps and generators to critical needs facilities severely damaged by Hurricane Maria.

Tarps are used to protect contents from further damage in buildings that have not completely been destroyed. FEMA has provided a total of 8,380 tarps for critical facilities in Guaynabo, San Sebastian, Corporacion ENLACE del Caño Martin Peña, Dorado, Cayey, Toa Baja, San Juan, Ciales, Carolina (300), Ponce, Río Grande, and eight Puerto Rico Emergency Management Agency (PREMA) Zones.                  

Life-saving and life-sustaining facilities such as hospitals, shelters, water pumping and wastewater stations require electricity to function.  USACE conducts assessments of critical facilities and works with the facility to properly address power needs.  If a generator is required, USACE works to provide an appropriate generator. To date, USACE has conducted 129 assessments and have identified and installed 26 generators. Additionally there are four installations in progress:

  • EB San Luis (North)
  • Hospital Wilma Vazquez
  • Hospital Pavia (Arecibo)
  • Communications Infrastructure Tower/Repetidor

USACE is also assisting with repairs on hospital generators that were already in place prior to the storm.

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-3362 (voice, 711/VRS - Video Relay Service)

(TTY: 800-462-7585). Multilingual operators are available (press 2 for Spanish).

Last Updated: 
December 14, 2017 - 14:40

State/Tribal Government or Region: 
Puerto Rico
Region II

Related Disaster(s): 
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