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

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.
October 21, 2004
News Release
SAN JUAN, P.R. -- Federal and commonwealth disaster recovery officials announced today that residents who are unemployed as a result of Tropical Storm Jeanne may be eligible to file for disaster unemployment benefits. The benefits are fully funded under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) program.
October 19, 2004
News Release
San Juan, PR -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today, October 19, 2004, designated the municipality of Gurabo in Puerto Rico eligible for federal disaster aid. Under this declaration, homeowners, renters and businesses can request disaster assistance to recover from severe rains, floods, mudslides and landslides in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Jeanne that occurred September 14-19, 2004.
October 18, 2004
News Release
To date, $139,235,115 has been approved in federal disaster assistance to eligible applicants in the 57 declared municipalities. This aid includes grants for basic needs, such as essential repairs, alternate housing and other disaster-related needs not met by insurance or other assistance programs.
October 15, 2004
News Release
SAN JUAN, PR -- Tropical Storm Jeanne victims in Puerto Rico have received $115.4 million in disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), according to Federal Coordinating Officer Peter Martinasco of FEMA. More than 84,000 individuals have registered with FEMA for disaster aid.
October 12, 2004
News Release
San Juan, P.R. -- Every disaster has its share of con artists trying to take advantage of disaster victims. Disaster recovery officials urge residents to be careful of who they allow into their homes. Those whose house was damaged in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Jeanne and someone appears at their door claiming to be a disaster recovery official, should ask for identification.


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