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
December 5, 2008
SAN JUAN, PR -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency's toll-free registration helpline will change its operations from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week, starting on Monday, December 8, 2008. Puerto Rico residents who were affected by the September 21 - October 3 severe storms and flooding are encouraged to register with FEMA by calling 1-800-621-3362 (FEMA) - use option 2 for Spanish (TTY 800-462-7585) - or by going online at www.FEMA.gov.
December 3, 2008
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials announced today, that the Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC's) in the municipalities of Pe?uelas, Villalba, Santa Isabel, Guayama and Las Piedras will cease operations at the close of business Saturday, December 6, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. The DRC's have served residents and businesses affected by the severe storms and flooding from September 21 to October 3, 2008 and are located at:
December 2, 2008
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Property owners who purchase flood insurance now can reduce future financial losses such as those suffered during the recent severe storms and flooding starting September 27 through October 3, 2008.? In Puerto Rico, many residents are unaware that their homeowners insurance does not cover flood damage. Flooding is the most common and most costly type of natural disasters in the Island and the United States. Having flood insurance coverage can make a huge difference when facing the need to make repairs and replace items following a flood.?
December 1, 2008
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Recovery officials of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that the period to apply for disaster assistance has been extended to January 15, 2009. Residents of the designated municipalities affected during the severe storms and flooding of September 21 - October 3, 2008 are encouraged to apply for disaster aid.
November 24, 2008
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today, that the Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will close at noon on Wednesday, November 26, in preparation for the Thanksgiving Day Holiday. Operating hours will be from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. DRCs will resume operations on Friday, November 28, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday, until further notice.
November 20, 2008
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) advises affected residents in disaster declared areas to make sure that he or she has applied for federal disaster assistance.? Many state, local and voluntary agencies also have residents filling out paperwork which may have caused some confusion, and many think they have registered for federal aid, but they really have not.