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

February 2, 2004
News Release
San Juan, P.R. -- The Commonwealth/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Aibonito will relocate its disaster assistance services for two days, Wednesday, February 4th and Thursday, February 5th, 2004 to the following address:
February 2, 2004
News Release
San Juan, P.R. -- Residents of the twenty -one disaster declared municipalities who have not yet registered for federal disaster aid, have only two more days to register. Wednesday, February 4, 2004, is the last day to apply for most disaster assistance programs, according to federal and Commonwealth disaster recovery officials. The registration line will close at 6:00 p.m. on that day.
January 26, 2004
News Release
SAN JUAN, P.R. -- Federal and Commonwealth disaster recovery officials announced today that the Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) located in Fajardo, Guayama, Juana Diaz and Patillas will be closing on Saturday, January 31, 2004. "After the closing of the DRCs, FEMA and Commonwealth agencies will continue delivering the disaster related services that individuals and families are entitled to," said Justo Hernandez, Federal Coordinating Officer.
January 20, 2004
News Release
SAN JUAN, PR -- Commonwealth and Federal disaster relief officials in Puerto Rico announced today that the registration deadline for aid has been extended to Wednesday, February 4, 2004. "Individuals and businesses who suffered losses from November 10-23, 2003 due to the rains, floods and landslides, may qualify for assistance," said Federal Coordinating Officer Justo Hern?ndez of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
January 16, 2004
News Release
SAN JUAN, P. R. -- FEMA/Commonwealth disaster recovery officials announced that the Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs), located in eleven municipalities of Puerto Rico, will remain open during the Martin Luther King holiday next Monday, January 19, 2004. The FEMA Teleregistration line will remain open, as well.
January 15, 2004
News Release
SAN JUAN, P.R. ?- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is currently identifying disaster applicants who have tried to profit from the November 10-23, 2003 rains, floods and mudslides. President George Bush declared on November 21, 2003 twenty-one municipalities as major disaster areas, making available federal funds and resources to help meet the recovery needs of affected people and communities.

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