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 1, 2001
News Release
San Juan, PR -- As we head into another hurricane season, experience has taught us just how devastating hurricanes can be to our communities and economic viability. Less than three years ago, Hurricane Georges destroyed thousands of homes and businesses totaling more than $1.8 billion dollars. When I look back to September of 1998, I still remember flying over a sea of blue tarps strapped to homes in the mountains of Utuado.
June 1, 2001
News Release
San Juan, PR -- Federal/Commonwealth recovery officials advised that more than $1 million in disaster assistance has been approved to help Puerto Rico residents and businesses since the presidential disaster declaration on May 16, following the May floods and mudslides that occurred between May 6 and May 11.While still on the path to recovery, following is a brief description of the recovery efforts performed to date by FEMA, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and other federal and voluntary agencies:FEMA Disaster Housing
May 30, 2001
News Release
San Juan, PR -- Starting June 3, 2001, all the Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) and the mobile DRCs will be open Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for residents affected by the May floods. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico established three centers and two mobile centers last week to assist individuals. The DRCs have been set up to provide answers about disaster assistance programs. The DRCs have phones available for residents who do not have phone service to call into the toll-free registration line.
May 25, 2001
News Release
<p>San Juan, PR -- Federal agencies have approved more than $750,000 in aid to help Puerto Rico residents and businesses following the May floods and mudslides that occurred between May 6 and May 11.
May 24, 2001
News Release
San Juan, PR -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved more than $500,000 in aid to help residents affected by the May 6 to May 11 floods, according to disaster officials.
May 22, 2001
News Release
San Juan, PR -- Officials from the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have established three Disaster Recovery Centers and two mobile Disaster Recovery Centers to assist individuals affected by the May floods.

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