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

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

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

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.
February 6, 2004
News Release
SAN JUAN, PR -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) officials announced that a Helpline is available to residents who registered for disaster assistance due to the November 10-23, 2003 rains, floods and landslides. “Through the Helpline disaster aid applicants can get information about assistance programs or the status of their registration,” said Justo Hernandez, Federal Coordinating Officer. “Moreover, applicants can contact the Helpline to report changes to their telephone numbers, address or place where they can be reached.”
February 5, 2004
News Release
San Juan, P.R. -- Federal and Commonwealth disaster recovery officials announced today that the Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Rio Grande will close on Saturday, February 7, 2004. The Rio Grande DRC is located at the Museo del Cartel, 23 Pimentel Street [front of Associates Finance]. "After the closing of the DRC, FEMA will be just a telephone call away, where the applicants can update their application or get information on the status of their application," said Justo Hern?ndez, Federal Coordinating Officer.
February 3, 2004
News Release
San Juan, P.R. -- The Commonwealth/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Guánica has been relocated. The DCR will relocate its disaster assistance services to the following address: Ensenada Sports Club (Basketball Court) (Next to Panaderia Rivera) Road #3116, Km. 1.7, Lajas Street Representatives from the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Small Business Administration, and other key disaster recovery agencies staff the center. The center will continue operating Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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