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July 27, 2001
News Release
San Juan, PR -- Commonwealth and federal recovery officials report that $11,958,984 has been approved in disaster aid to help local residents and businesses recover from the floods and mudslides that occurred May 6 to 11, 2001. The recovery efforts performed to date by FEMA, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and other federal and voluntary agencies are: TOTAL REGISTRATION
July 20, 2001
News Release
San Juan, PR -- Commonwealth and federal recovery officials report that $11,293,692 has been approved in disaster aid to help local residents and businesses recover from the floods and mudslides that occurred May 6 to 11, 2001. After the May 16 presidential disaster declaration for the affected areas in Puerto Rico, 6,587 applicants registered for disaster aid. The recovery efforts performed to date by FEMA, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and other federal and voluntary agencies are:Individual And Family Grant (IFG) Program
July 13, 2001
News Release
San Juan, PR -- Commonwealth and federal recovery officials report that $8,986,108 has been approved in disaster aid to help local residents and businesses recover from the floods and mudslides that occurred May 6 to 11, 2001. After the May 16 presidential disaster declaration for the affected areas in Puerto Rico, the recovery efforts performed to date by FEMA, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and other federal and voluntary agencies are: INDIVIDUAL AND FAMILY GRANT (IFG) PROGRAM
July 11, 2001
News Release
San Juan, PR -- Disaster recovery officials remind residents affected by the May 6 - 11 floods and mudslides who have not yet registered for assistance to do so. Monday, July 16, 2001 is the last day to register for commonwealth and federal disaster assistance.
July 10, 2001
News Release
San Juan, PR -- The PR Mental Health and Anti-Addiction Services Administration received from FEMA a $70,000 grant under the Crisis Counseling Program to work with residents affected by the May 6 - 11 floods, to enable the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico respond to the immediate mental health needs with crisis counseling services. The program services were provided throughout the FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers and will be available until July 16, 2001.
July 9, 2001
News Release
San Juan, PR -- Disaster recovery officials announced that effective today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) National Teleregistration Center and the Helpline operational hours would be Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Residents in the declared municipalities of Puerto Rico who were affected by the May 6 - 11 floods and mudslides may call the toll-free registration line at 1-800-462-9029. Hearing and speech impaired individuals may call TTY at 1-800-462-7585.
July 5, 2001
News Release
San Juan, PR -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved $1,221,377. to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico under the Public Assistance (Infrastructure) Program to reimburse fifteen (15) municipalities and eleven (11) government agencies for providing emergency protective services following the May 6-11 flooding and mudslide events."We are approving these funds, as soon as possible, to quicken the work of the municipalities and government agencies, and reimburse them for expenses incurred during the flood event," said Federal Coordinating Officer Justo Hernández.
July 3, 2001
News Release
San Juan, PR -- FEMA/commonwealth disaster recovery officials announced today that the Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Yauco and Adjuntas for the residents who sustained losses or damage as a result of the May 6 - 11 floods and mudslides, will close operations on Friday, July 6, 2001.
July 2, 2001
News Release
San Juan, PR -- In the aftermath of the May flooding, disaster officials are reminding homeowners throughout Puerto Rico that they may purchase flood insurance coverage through the National Flood Insurance Program(NFIP), a part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
June 29, 2001
News Release
San Juan, PR -- Commonwealth and federal recovery officials report that more than $7.7 million has been approved in disaster aid to help local residents and businesses recover from the floods and mudslides that occurred May 6 to 11, 2001.After the May 16 presidential disaster declaration for the affected areas in Puerto Rico, the recovery efforts performed to date by FEMA, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and other federal and voluntary agencies are:INDIVIDUAL AND FAMILY GRANT (IFG) PROGRAM

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