Puerto Rico Flooding (DR-1372)

Incident period: May 6, 2001 to May 11, 2001
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 16, 2001

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

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
June 28, 2001
News Release
San Juan, PR -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will close the Adjuntas and Yauco Disaster Recovery Centers on July fourth in observance of the federal holiday. FEMA's National Telereistration Center and Helpline will also close on July fourth and reopen the following day.
June 27, 2001
News Release
San Juan, PR -- Officials from the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will keep the Adjuntas Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) open until July 6 in order to continue assistance to individuals affected by the May floods. The DRC was scheduled to close on June 29.

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