Puerto Rico Tropical Storm Jeanne and Resulting Landslides and Mudslides (DR-1552)

Incident period: September 14, 2004 to September 19, 2004
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 17, 2004

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

January 10, 2005
News Release
To date, over $395. 0 million has been approved in federal disaster assistance to eligible applicants in the 58 declared municipalities. This aid included grants for basic needs, such as essential repairs, alternate housing and other disaster-related needs not met by insurance or other assistance programs. More than 206 thousand residents in the declared disaster area have applied for disaster assistance.
December 29, 2004
News Release
To date, over $391.7 million has been approved in federal disaster assistance to eligible applicants in the 58 declared municipalities. This aid included grants for basic needs, such as essential repairs, alternate housing and other disaster-related needs not met by insurance or other assistance programs. More than 206 thousand residents in the declared disaster area have applied for disaster assistance.Even after the deadline, FEMA’s support continues available, just a telephone call away.
December 23, 2004
News Release
SAN JUAN, P.R. -- Disaster recovery officials announced today that $4,544,577 has been approved to reimburse the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico for infrastructure damages caused by Tropical Storm Jeanne. President Bush issued a major disaster declaration on September 17, 2004 making municipalities and other public agencies in Puerto Rico eligible to apply for disaster aid funds.
December 23, 2004
News Release
SAN JUAN, P.R. -- Disaster recovery officials announced today that FEMA has already approved more than $390.7 million in assistance to more than 153,000 individuals and families. Fifty- eight municipalities were declared disaster area making them eligible for federal aid to help meet the recovery needs of residents and business owners that were affected in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Jeanne.
December 22, 2004
News Release
San Juan, P.R. -- Disaster recovery officials announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Helpline will remain closed from Friday, December 24 to Sunday, December 26, 2004 in observance of the Christmas holidays. The Helpline will resume operations Monday, December 27, 2004 at 7 a.m. After the Christmas holidays, the new Helpline schedule will be Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., until further notice.
December 21, 2004
News Release
To date, over $388 million has been approved in federal disaster assistance to eligible applicants in the 58 declared municipalities. This aid included grants for basic needs, such as essential repairs, alternate housing and other disaster-related needs not met by insurance or other assistance programs. More than 206 thousand residents in the declared disaster area have applied for disaster assistance.Even after the deadline, FEMA’s support continues available, just a telephone call away.

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