Puerto Rico Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides (DR-1613)

Incident period: October 9, 2005 to October 15, 2005
Major Disaster Declaration declared on November 10, 2005

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

May 9, 2007
News Release
SAN JUAN, P.R. -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) funds were approved to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico for damages set off by the flooding and landslides which occurred in the island on October 9-15, 2005. The total of $13,168,025.54 million dollars in federal funds have been obligated to thirty one applicants from state agencies, municipal governments and a private non-profit institution for infrastructure projects to rebuild and restore damaged public facilities. 
November 14, 2006
News Release
SAN JUAN, P.R. -- More than $12.7 million has been approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to rebuild and restore public facilities and other infrastructure.  The grants were approved under the Public Assistance (PA) program to supplement state and municipal recovery efforts due to the flooding, landslides, and mudslides which occurred on October 9-15, 2005.
February 7, 2006
News Release
SAN JUAN, P.R. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today the approval of $1,214,441 million to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico for acquisition of properties. The funds are being designated to the PR Department of Housing under FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP).
January 18, 2006
News Release
SAN JUAN, P.R. -- Disaster recovery officials announced today that $704,307.87 has been approved to reimburse the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico for infrastructure damages resulting from the storms, flooding and landslides which occurred in Puerto Rico from October 9 through October 15, 2005
January 5, 2006
News Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The Joint Field Office (JFO) which was established in San Juan, Puerto Rico to coordinate the Federal/Commonwealth recovery operations after the November 10, 2005 presidential disaster declaration, will remain open on Friday, January 6th, 2006 during the Three Kings Day holiday.
December 20, 2005
News Release
San Juan, P.R. -- Federal disaster recovery officials announced today that the municipalities of Adjuntas, Cayey, Guayanilla, Jayuya, and Orocovis in Puerto Rico have been added to the federal disaster declaration of November 10, 2005. A total of seventeen municipalities in Puerto Rico will now be included in the current Presidential disaster declaration.

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