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

January 15, 2004
News Release
SAN JUAN, P.R. -- FEMA/Commonwealth disaster recovery officials announced today that the Lajas Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will close operations on Saturday, January 17, 2004 at 6 p.m. The Disaster Recovery Centers service the residents who sustained losses or damage as a result of the rains, floods and mudslides that occurred on November 10-23, 2003.
January 9, 2004
News Release
SAN JUAN, P.R. -- Disaster officials have noted the most frequent questions by residents affected by the rains, floods and landslides which occurred November 10-23, 2003 and who want information about assistance programs or the status of their application. The most common questions from residents are as followed: Q: If an applicant has questions regarding their application or needs to make a change to the application, what should they do?
January 9, 2004
News Release
SAN JUAN, P.R. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico will open on Saturday, January 10, 2004 a new disaster recovery center (DRC) in Aibonito, announced disaster recovery officials. The center will operate Monday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., until further notice.
January 5, 2004
News Release
SAN JUAN, P.R. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico have disbursed $42,270,654 dollars under the Individual and Household Program (IHP) to applicants who suffered damages resulting from the rains, flooding and landslides which occurred on November 10-23,2003. To date, some 44,155 residents have filed for disaster assistance in the twenty -one disaster declared municipalities.
January 2, 2004
News Release
San Juan, P.R. -- FEMA/Commonwealth disaster recovery officials announced today that the Maunabo Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will close operations on Saturday, January 3, 2004 at 6 p.m. This center services the residents who sustained losses or damage as a result of the rains, floods and mudslides that occurred on November 10-23,2003.
January 2, 2004
News Release
SAN JUAN, P. R. -- Commonwealth and Federal officials announced the opening of a Disaster Recovery Center (DCR) in Yabucoa. The new center will open on Wednesday, January 7, 2004, operating Monday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., until further notice.

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