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 11, 2004
News Release
SAN JUAN, PR -- Federal and commonwealth disaster recovery officials have announced the approval of $81,669,275 in disaster assistance in Puerto Rico. More than 70,500 individuals have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as a result of the rains, floods, mudslides and landslides caused by Tropical Storm Jeanne on September 14-19, 2004.
October 11, 2004
News Release
As of today, over 70,500 residents of the 57 municipalities in the declared disaster area have applied for disaster assistance, by calling the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) toll free teleregistration line, 1-800-621-3362 (TTY: 1-800-462-7585).
October 5, 2004
News Release
San Juan, Puerto Rico -- Federal and commonwealth disaster recovery officials announced today that $31,905,187 dollars in disaster aid grants have been issued in just thirteen days since the disaster aid application process began in the fifty-seven disaster declared municipalities of Puerto Rico. The grants were delivered under the Individual and Household Program (IHP) to help residents affected by the rains, flooding and mudslides in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Jeanne, which occurred on September 14-19, 2004.
October 4, 2004
News Release
As of today, over 49,000 residents of the 57 municipalities in the declared disaster area have applied for disaster assistance, by calling the FEMA toll free teleregistration line, 1-800-621-3362 (TTY: 1-800-462-7585).
September 30, 2004
News Release
San Juan, P.R. -- Federal and commonwealth officials announced today the addition of Fajardo as the 57th federally declared municipality in Puerto Rico affected by Tropical Storm Jeanne. As a result, an additional Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open in Fajardo, to continue helping individuals and businesses impacted by the storm. All five Disaster Recovery Centers will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., until further notice.
September 29, 2004
News Release
San Juan, P.R. -- Many residents of Puerto Rico who register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for disaster assistance from Tropical Storm Jeanne may receive a low-interest disaster loan application package from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The low-interest loans from the SBA are the primary source of long-term recovery assistance from the federal government. If the SBA cannot approve a loan application, victims may be referred to disaster assistance grants.

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