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18 Sep 2018 description

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA has awarded the Puerto Rico Emergency Management Agency, Electric Power Authority and the Municipality of Rio Grande $49.3 million to cover Hurricane Maria-related expenses.

The grants approved are distributed as follows:

18 Sep 2018 description

MAUNABO, Puerto Rico – Throughout Puerto Rico, voluntary organizations are addressing the disaster-related unmet needs of survivors of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

More than 100 local and national voluntary organizations are helping Hurricane María survivors by cleaning and repairing damaged homes so they are safe and sanitary, and providing additional services to storm survivors to assist with their recovery.

17 Sep 2018 description

BAYAMÓN, Puerto Rico – Hurricane María survivor Francisco Diffut remembered what crossed his mind when he saw 20 volunteers standing outside the remnants of his home.

"They said more were coming but I thought that wasn’t true," he said. "Then a van full of people appeared. When I saw all those other people arrive, I was so stunned I just cried."

11 Sep 2018 description

Release Number:
HQ-18-117

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal emergency aid has been made available to the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands to supplement Commonwealth and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions in the area affected by Typhoon Mangkhut beginning on September 10, 2018, and continuing.

06 Sep 2018 description

Release Number: 269

“We’ll be here until the job is complete.” -- Federal Coordinating Officer Michael Byrne

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – One year after hurricanes Irma and María devastated Puerto Rico, FEMA, its federal partners and the Government of Puerto Rico are undertaking one of the largest post-disaster reconstruction and humanitarian efforts in U.S. history.

06 Sep 2018 description

Release Number: 145

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – As the Virgin Islands makes strides recovering from hurricanes Irma and Maria, the united effort of government, private sector, nongovernmental agencies and humanitarian groups to meet survivors’ needs remains strong. Recovery after a disaster requires all levels of government, nonprofit organizations, private-sector businesses, and even survivors — each drawing upon their skills and capabilities to meet the needs of disaster survivors.

02 Sep 2018 description

Release date: August 30, 2018
Release Number: 265

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – The disaster recovery center in Patillas will cease operations at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31.

Location:
Biblioteca Electrónica Luis M. Gastón
#35 Calle Muñoz Rivera (PR-181)
Patillas, Puerto Rico 00723

Disaster recovery centers are operated jointly by FEMA and the government of Puerto Rico. Many of the same services at disaster recovery centers are also available by calling the FEMA helpline.

02 Sep 2018 description

Release date: August 28, 2018
Release Number: 262

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA awarded $20.5 million in Public Assistance funds to Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority. The grant funds contracted security services that provide 24-hour protection at generators supporting critical water service facilities around the island.

To date, FEMA Public Assistance has obligated more than $3.4 billion in total funding to the Government of Puerto Rico and municipalities.

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:

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.

23 Jul 2018 description

In October 2017, Governor of the US Virgin Islands Kenneth Mapp called for the Hurricane Recovery and Resiliency Task Force to develop a comprehensive report on the 2017 hurricanes’ impact, as well as produce recommendations for effective recovery and resilience. Specifically, the report was to answer three questions for each of several sectors:

  1. What happened during the hurricanes and why?

  2. How will climate change affect the sector in the future?

  3. What will the Territory do?

16 Jul 2018 description

Release date: 

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.

25 Jun 2018 description

Release Number: 216

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – When it comes to hurricane preparedness, planning ahead and strategic shopping can help save money.

Here are a few tips to build a preparedness kit for less:

  • Create a list of essential items: Considering your family needs, and any items you ran out of after Hurricane María, list the essentials that fit your needs and budget.

  • Spread out your shopping: Avoid waiting until the last minute. Look for bargain sales and separate items for immediate use from emergency ones.

22 Jun 2018 description

Release date:  June 22, 2018 Release Number:  213

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA awarded more than $34 million in Public Assistance grants for Hurricane María recovery in Puerto Rico.

To date, the FEMA Public Assistance program has obligated $2.4 billion in total funding to the Government of Puerto Rico and municipalities for debris removal and emergency protective measures.

01 Jun 2018 description

Release Number: 189

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA has awarded nearly $219 million in additional Public Assistance grants for Hurricane María recovery in Puerto Rico.

As of May 30, the FEMA Public Assistance program has obligated $2.2 billion in total funding to the government of Puerto Rico and municipalities for debris removal and emergency protective measures.

24 May 2018 description

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA recently awarded more than $194 million in additional Public Assistance grants for Hurricane María recovery in Puerto Rico. To date, the FEMA Public Assistance program has obligated $2.2 billion in total funding to the government of Puerto Rico and municipalities for debris removal and emergency protective measures. Emergency protective measures are actions taken to eliminate or lessen immediate threats either to lives, public health or safety, or significant additional damage to public or private property in a cost-effective manner.