The administration, coordinated through FEMA, is committed to bringing all of the resources of the federal family to bear to support the states and territories that have been affected by Hurricane Irene. FEMA, through our regional offices in Boston, MA, Philadelphia, PA, New York City, NY, Atlanta, GA, and our Caribbean Area Office in Puerto Rico, have been in close contact and coordination with the states and territories that have been affected.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Federal/State Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) teams are on the ground today in several municipalities to evaluate the extent and type of damages in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene through Puerto Rico. On August 22, 2011 President Obama signed a federal emergency declaration, which funds the costs for conducting protective measures undertaken during the emergency.
SAN JUAN, PR -- The emergency declaration signed by President Obama on August, 22, 2011, authorizes the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to coordinate, along with State and local officials, all disaster relief efforts and to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures in the area struck by Hurricane Irene on August 21, 2011, and continuing.
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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