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

June 11, 2001
News Release
San Juan, PR -- Puerto Rico farmers who sustained damage as a result of the floods and mudslides that occurred from May 6 to 11, may be eligible for a variety of federal disaster assistance programs.
June 11, 2001
News Release
San Juan, PR -- Commonwealth and federal recovery officials report that more than $3.6 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 6, 2001
News Release
San Juan, PR -- Officials from the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will open a mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) on June 7 in Cabo Rojo to assist individuals affected by the May floods. The DRC will operate from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
June 6, 2001
News Release
San Juan, PR -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has established a web page specifically for the floods and mudslides that occurred between May 6 and 11 in the western region of the island. Internet users can get disaster program description and most current assistance information at www.fema.gov/spanish/news/event_spa.fema?id=108.
June 6, 2001
News Release
San Juan, PR -- Officials from the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will open a mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) on June 7 in Lajas to assist individuals affected by the May floods. The DRC will operate from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
June 4, 2001
News Release
San Juan, PR -- When President Bush declared the flooded Southwestern region of Puerto Rico a major disaster, the commonwealth received a new federal coordinating officer (FCO). Justo "Tito" Hernández of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was appointed to lead the federal response and recovery effort.

Pages

Main Content

State/Tribal Government: 
Back to Top