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

December 30, 2003
News Release
San Juan, P.R. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Teleregistration and the Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will be closed on Thursday, January 1, 2004 in observance of the New Year’s Day holiday, indicated Commonwealth and federal disaster recovery officials.
December 23, 2003
News Release
San Juan, P.R. -- Commonwealth and Federal disaster recovery officials announced today that the Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will remain closed from December 25 through 27, in observance of the Christmas holidays. Nevertheless, the DRCs will resume its operations on Monday, December 29, 2003 at 9 a.m.
December 20, 2003
News Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on Friday, December 19, 2003 designated the municipalities of Aibonito and Naranjito in Puerto Rico eligible for federal disaster aid. Under this declaration, homeowners, renters and businesses can request disaster assistance to recover from the effects of severe storms, floods, mudslides and landslides that occurred November 10-23, 2003.
December 19, 2003
News Release
San Juan, P.R. -- Disaster recovery officials announced that all Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will be closed on December 25 and 26, in observance of the Christmas holiday, but will resume operations at 9 a.m. Saturday, December 27, 2003.
December 19, 2003
News Release
San Juan, Puerto Rico - Commonwealth and Federal officials announced the opening of a Disaster Recovery Center (DCR) in Cabo Rojo. The new center will open on Saturday, December 20, 2003 operating Monday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., until further notice.
December 17, 2003
News Release
San Juan, Puerto Rico -- The Puerto Rico Health Department has received an initial grant award of $50,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Immediate Services Crisis Counseling Program, Commonwealth and federal officials have announced.

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