Puerto Rico Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1798)

Incident period: September 21, 2008 to October 3, 2008
Major Disaster Declaration declared on October 1, 2008

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

October 2, 2008
News Release
SAN JUAN, PR -- Disaster Recovery Centers will open in Maunabo and Patillas on Friday, October 3, giving residents affected by recent severe storms and flooding an opportunity to talk to disaster assistance experts face-to-face. Starting Friday, the Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) will operate from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, until further notice.  DRC in MaunaboCentro Comunal 300 Kennedy Residencial Martorell Maunabo, PR  00707
October 1, 2008
News Release
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Bush's major disaster declaration issued for Puerto Rico. Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:
October 1, 2008
News Release
SAN JUAN, PR -- With President Bush's disaster declaration for the Municipalities of Guayama, Humacao, Maunabo, Patillas, Ponce, Salinas, Santa Isabel and Yabucoa, residents affected by severe storms and flooding beginning Sept. 21 are now eligible for federal assistance.
October 1, 2008
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster aid has been made available for the commonwealth of Puerto Rico to help people and communities recover from the effects severe storms and flooding beginning on September 21, 2008, and continuing.

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How to Apply for Assistance

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» Call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) / 1-800-462-7585 (TTY)

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Puerto Rico, FEMA-1798-DR (PDF 25KB)
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