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

November 6, 2010
News Release
SAN JUAN, PR -- Federal officials announced today that the municipalities of Adjuntas, Morovis, Orocovis and Villalba have been added to the list of designated municipalities under the presidential disaster declaration of October 26, 2010. The 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 3, 2010
News Release
SAN JUAN, PR -- Tropical Storm Otto’s rains, flooding, mudslides, and landslides in Puerto Rico which occurred on October 4-8, 2010, set off the activation of state and municipal emergency services, damaged roads, bridges, public buildings, left lots of debris, and triggered a state emergency declaration. Shortly after, on October 26, 2010 a Presidential disaster declaration was granted to supplement the recovery efforts.
October 26, 2010
News Release
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama’s major disaster declaration issued for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Assistance for the Commonwealth and Local Governments Can Include as Required:
October 26, 2010
News Release
WASHINGTON -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Craig Fugate announced today that federal aid is available to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and ordered Federal aid to supplement the recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms, flooding, mudslides, and landslides associated with Tropical Storm Otto during the period of October 4-8, 2010.  


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