News Releases for Puerto Rico Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1798)

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Saturday, October 25, 2008 - 00:00
SAN JUAN, PR -- Disaster Recovery Centers will open in Peñuelas and Yauco on Sunday, October 26, giving residents affected by the severe storms and flooding from September 21 through October 3 an...
Wednesday, October 22, 2008 - 00:00
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Residents living or working in one of the 19 municipalities designated for individual federal disaster assistance may be eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA)...
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 00:00
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Puerto Rico and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recovery officials announced that the Municipality of Ponce is now eligible for the Public Assistance program to...
Friday, October 17, 2008 - 00:00
SAN JUAN, PR -- More than $5.6 million in disaster assistance has been approved for Puerto Rico residents in little more than two weeks.  More than 20,000 people have registered with the Federal...
Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 00:00
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- When floodwaters subside, one of the first things to float to the surface is the scam artist. Disaster officials warn residents of Puerto Rico to be wary of individuals who...
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 - 00:00
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Disaster Recovery Centers in Maunabo, Patillas, Yabucoa, Salinas, Humacao, Guayama and Santa Isabel have closed temporarily pending weather conditions, to protect visitors...
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 - 00:00
SAN JUAN, PR -- As Hurricane Omar looms, disaster officials strongly encourage Puerto Rico residents to beware of flash flooding.? Since the ground is already saturated from severe storms and...
Tuesday, October 14, 2008 - 00:00
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Disaster recovery officials warn island residents to listen to their local emergency managers and take precautions as Tropical Storm Omar nears Puerto Rico and the U.S....
Tuesday, October 14, 2008 - 00:00
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- A Disaster Recovery Center will open in Santa Isabel on Tuesday, October 14, giving residents affected by the severe storms and flooding from September 21 through October 3...
Monday, October 13, 2008 - 00:00
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Disaster victims who are asked to apply for a loan and do not may be cutting themselves off from some direct cash assistance, disaster officials said today. Many of the more...
Friday, October 10, 2008 - 00:00
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- More than $1.2 million in grants for disaster aid has been given to Puerto Rico individuals and households by the federal and commonwealth governments, disaster officials...
Friday, October 10, 2008 - 00:00
SAN JUAN, PR -- Disaster Recovery Centers will open in Cabo Rojo and Lajas on Saturday, October 11, giving residents affected by the severe storms and flooding from September 21 through October 3 an...
Wednesday, October 8, 2008 - 00:00
SAN JUAN, PR -- Disaster assistance has been made available to government agencies and certain non-profit organizations in 24 municipalities, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced...
Wednesday, October 8, 2008 - 00:00
SAN JUAN, PR -- Disaster assistance has been made available to residents of 11 more municipalities, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. This assistance, in the form of...
Tuesday, October 7, 2008 - 00:00
SAN JUAN, PR -- A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open in Guayama on Wednesday, October 8, giving residents affected by recent severe storms and flooding an opportunity to talk to disaster...
Tuesday, October 7, 2008 - 00:00
SAN JUAN, PR -- Community Relations specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are working with the Puerto Rico Emergency Management Agency (PREMA) and local municipalities to...
Monday, October 6, 2008 - 00:00
SAN JUAN , PR -- A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open in Humacao on Tuesday, October 7, giving residents affected by recent severe storms and flooding an opportunity to talk to disaster...
Sunday, October 5, 2008 - 00:00
SAN JUAN , PR -- A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open in Humacao on Tuesday, October 7, giving residents affected by recent severe storms and flooding an opportunity to talk to disaster...
Friday, October 3, 2008 - 00:00
SAN JUAN, PR -- Puerto Rico and U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster recovery officials announced today that the toll-free registration and...
Friday, October 3, 2008 - 00:00
SAN JUAN, PR -- Disaster Recovery Centers will open in Ponce and Yabucoa on Saturday, October 4, giving residents affected by recent severe storms and flooding an opportunity to talk to disaster...

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