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

November 3, 2004
News Release
San Juan, PR - Federal and commonwealth disaster recovery officials advise Tropical Storm Jeanne disaster aid recipients to use caution when they receive the assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Disaster Housing Program.
November 1, 2004
News Release
SAN JUAN, PR -- Disaster recovery officials announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs), located throughout the island, will be closed Tuesday, November 2, 2004 for the local Elections Day. The DRCs will resume operations on Wednesday, November 3, 2004 at their regular hours.
October 29, 2004
News Release
San Juan, P.R. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has funded a $330,120 immediate services grant to the Puerto Rico Department of Health/ Mental Health and Anti-Addiction Services Administration (ASSMCA, as per acronym in Spanish) to provide immediate crisis counseling services for victims of Tropical Storm Jeanne.
October 29, 2004
News Release
San Juan, P.R. -- Volunteer attorneys from Pro-Bono, Inc., a division of the Bar Association of Puerto Rico (known in Spanish as the “Colegio de Abogados de Puerto Rico”), are providing free, disaster-related legal assistance to individuals affected by Tropical Storm Jeanne in Puerto Rico. The service is available by calling any of the Regional Offices of the Bar Association during regular business hours or by visiting one of FEMA’s Disaster Recovery Centers for a referral number. The Pro-Bono, Inc. Central Office number is (787) 721-3398.
October 28, 2004
News Release
San Juan, PR -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has provided more assistance to more people in Puerto Rico, in less time than in previous storms, following President Bush' September 17th federal declaration, according to Peter Martinasco, FEMA's Federal Coordinating Officer for the Tropical Storm Jeanne response and recovery operations in Puerto Rico.
October 26, 2004
News Release
I applied for disaster assistance two weeks ago and haven't heard from anyone, I keep calling the 1-800-621-3362 number, but I get a busy signal, what should I do? We are sorry for the busy signals. Please be patient and try calling after 6 p.m. or on a weekend when we are not as busy. We are working every day to improve the service. You may also visit a Disaster Recovery Center in your area to ask about your applications. Locations of Disaster Recovery Centers within your state are listed on the FEMA website.

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