Puerto Rico Severe Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides associated with Tropical Storm Otto (DR-1946)

Incident period: October 4, 2010 to October 8, 2010
Major Disaster Declaration declared on October 26, 2010

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

March 22, 2011
News Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico --  Commonwealth and federal disaster recovery officials announced today that more than $ 8.4 million in Public Assistance (PA) grant funds have been obligated to the Government of Puerto Rico to rebuild damaged or destroyed infrastructure in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Otto.
December 3, 2010
News Release
SAN JUAN, PR -- Federal officials announced today that the municipalities of Cayey, Ciales, Corozal and San Lorenzo in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico have been added to the list of designated municipalities under the presidential disaster declaration of October 26, 2010. The federal disaster declaration was granted due to the rains, flooding, mudslides, and landslides caused by Tropical Storm Otto in Puerto Rico on October 4-8, 2010.
November 22, 2010
News Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Commonwealth and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials announced today that public agencies and certain private non-profit organizations needing funds to rebuild infrastructure damaged or destroyed by Tropical Storm Otto, must submit their request to the Office of the Governor’s Authorized Representative (GAR) no later than November 25, 2010. 
November 17, 2010
News Release
SAN JUAN, PR - Restoring businesses is an important part of the recovery activities after Tropical Storm Otto affected Puerto Rico on October 4-8, 2010, resulting in a Presidential disaster declaration on October 26, 2010. After surviving a major storm or floods, businesses may face damaged property and significant loss of customers. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico officials are encouraging business owners to wisely have a multi-hazard emergency plan.
November 15, 2010
News Release
San Juan, PR -- Many Puerto Rico residents remain without flood insurance because their home or business has not been flooded yet. However, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Commonwealth officials advise that citizens do not need to live in a mapped floodplain, to get flood insurance.
November 8, 2010
News Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – On November 4, 2010, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials and Puerto Rico Governor’s Authorized Representative (GAR) staff held an Applicants’ Briefing meeting for municipal governments, state agencies, and private non-profit organizations eligible to apply for federal aid under the October 26, 2010 presidential disaster declaration. This declaration resulted from the damages caused by Tropical Storm Otto during the period of October 4-8, 2010.

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