Puerto Rico Hurricane Irene (EM-3326)
Incident period: August 21, 2011 to August 24, 2011
Emergency Declaration declared on August 22, 2011
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
August 30, 2011
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.
August 25, 2011
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.
August 24, 2011
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.
August 22, 2011
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal aid has been made available to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to supplement commonwealth and local response efforts in the area struck by Hurricane Irene on August 21, 2011, and continuing.
August 22, 2011
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's emergency disaster declaration issued for Puerto Rico. Assistance for the Commonwealth and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required: