Puerto Rico Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1919)

Incident period: May 26, 2010 to May 31, 2010
Major Disaster Declaration declared on June 24, 2010

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

August 11, 2010
News Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials and Puerto Rico Governor’s Authorized Representative (GAR) staff will hold an Applicants’ Briefing meeting related to FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grants Program (HMGP) for the 10 designated municipalities, state agencies and some private non-profit organizations. The meeting will be held on Friday, August 13, 2010, at 10:00 am, at the Puerto Rico State Emergency Management Agency facilities.
August 4, 2010
News Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials recommend purchasing flood insurance now to protect your property, before the peak of the hurricane season. Flooding events are the most common disaster and most homeowners insurance does not cover flood damage.
July 28, 2010
News Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- On Monday July 12, 2010, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) launched an All Hazards Preparedness Campaign in hardware stores to advise people on how to rebuild implementing mitigation measures and prevent future damages.  More than 1,600 persons have been reached and this effort will continue in stores located in the 10 municipalities designated to receive federal aid under FEMA’s Public Assistance program for Infrastructure damages, after the May 26-31, 2010 storms and flooding event.
July 22, 2010
News Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- On Monday July 12, 2010, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) launched an All Hazards Preparedness Campaign in hardware stores to advise people on how to rebuild implementing mitigation measures and prevent future damages.  More than 1,360 persons have been reached and this effort will continue in stores located in the 10 municipalities designated to receive federal aid under FEMA’s Public Assistance program for Infrastructure damages, after the May 26-31, 2010 storms and flooding event.
July 22, 2010
News Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico –- Commonwealth and federal disaster recovery officials announced today that public agencies and certain private non-profit organizations needing Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) grants to rebuild infrastructure damaged or destroyed by the storms and flooding occurred from May 26-31, 2010, must submit their Request for Public Assistance (RPA) forms to the Office of the Governor’s Authorized Representative (GAR) no later than July 24, 2010. 
July 15, 2010
News Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- On Monday July 12, 2010, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be launching an All Hazards Preparedness Campaign in hardware stores to advise people on how to rebuild implementing mitigation measures and prevent future damages.  Initially, this activity will be held in stores located in the 10 municipalities designated to receive federal aid under FEMA’s Public Assistance program for Infrastructure damages, after the May 26-31, 2010 storms and flooding event.

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