SAN JUAN, PR -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials urge homeowners and individuals in Puerto Rico who suffered flood damages caused by Tropical Storm Emily and have flood insurance, to promptly file claims through their insurance agent or company. "Many homeowners are seeking assistance, unaware that their dwellings may have flood insurance coverage. They could contact their mortgage bank to get information about their insurance coverage and insurance company," said Alejandro De La Campa, FEMA's Caribbean Area Division Director.
ST. THOMAS, USVI -- Many Virgin Island residents remain without flood insurance because their home or business has not been flooded yet. However, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials advise that citizens do not need to live in a mapped floodplain, to need flood insurance.
UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS (USVI) -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials urge homeowners and individuals who suffered damages caused by the recent rains and floods and who have flood insurance, to file claims through their insurance agent or company without delay. “There are some homeowners seeking assistance and are not aware that their dwellings may have flood insurance coverage. They could contact their mortgage bank to get information about the insurance coverage and the insurance company,” said FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Philip Parr.
If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.
Public Assistance - Dollars ApprovedPublic Assistance Definitions
Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President
Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President
Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards
*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.
*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.
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Preliminary Damage Assessment
- U.S. Virgin Islands, FEMA-1939-DR (PDF 21KB)