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Puerto Rico Severe Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides (DR-1501)

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Incident period: November 10, 2003 to November 23, 2003
Major Disaster Declaration declared on November 21, 2003


March 3, 2004 - News Release

SAN JUAN, PR -- Commonwealth and federal recovery officials report that $65,517,043 has been approved in disaster aid to help local residents and businesses recover from the rains, floods and mudslides that occurred November 10-23, 2003.

February 13, 2004 - News Release

SAN JUAN, P.R. -? The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Helpline and the Commonwealth/ FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will be closed on Monday, February 16, 2004 in observance of the Presidents' Day holiday, indicated Commonwealth and federal disaster recovery officials.

February 12, 2004 - News Release

San Juan, PR -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster officials announced today that an extension has been approved to file claims under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). NFIP policyholders in Puerto Rico who suffered flood- related losses in their properties between November 10 and November 23, 2003, now have until March 7, 2004 to file their claims.

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

Individuals & Household Program (IHP): Provides money and services to people in Presidentially declared disaster areas.

Housing Assistance (HA): Provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs.

Other Needs Assistance (ONA): Provides assistance for other disaster-related needs, such as furnishings, transportation, and medical.

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved: Total Individual & Households Program - Dollars Approved* Total Housing Assistance - Dollars Approved* Total Other Needs Assistance - Dollars Approved*
Total Amount 41,875 $58,083,771.07 $16,977,312.00 $41,106,459.07
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 02:00 (Updated daily)

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $7,133,712.69 $1,178,384.43 $5,382,315.63
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 06:30 (Updated daily)
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