Puerto Rico Hurricane Irene (DR-4017)

Incident period: August 21, 2011 to August 24, 2011
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 27, 2011

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

October 4, 2011
News Release
SAN JUAN, PR -- As survivors and communities in Puerto Rico continue recovering from the heavy rains, flooding, landslides and mudslides left by Hurricane Irene, Government of Puerto Rico and federal officials review the activities triggered by the disaster, after a month. The coordinated recovery operation between the Government of Puerto Rico and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has resulted in the disbursal of more than $17.7 million in disaster aid to 16,846 survivors.
October 3, 2011
News Release
SAN JUAN, PR -- The State/Federal Disaster Recovery Centers in Arroyo and Cayey will be ceasing their operations on Wednesday October 5, 2011, announced today officials of the Government of Puerto Rico and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Survivors may continue visiting the remaining DRCs and applying for disaster assistance by calling 1-800-621-3362 (FEMA), via internet at www.disasterassistance.gov, www.fema.gov or via mobile phone application m.fema.gov.
September 29, 2011
News Release
SAN JUAN, PR -- The Government of Puerto Rico and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will open tomorrow four additional State/Federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Fajardo, Gurabo, Las Piedras and Trujillo Alto to support survivors which have already registered for disaster assistance with FEMA. DRCs operating hours are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday, until further notice. The new centers will be available at the following locations:
September 28, 2011
News Release
SAN JUAN, PR -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Government of Puerto Rico officials announced today that additional municipalities are eligible under the presidential disaster declaration of August 27, 2011. The disaster declaration was granted due to the rains, flooding, mudslides, and landslides caused by Hurricane Irene.
September 28, 2011
News Release
SAN JUAN, PR -- Government of Puerto Rico and federal officials urged survivors unemployed as a direct result of the damages caused by Hurricane Irene in Caguas, Canóvanas, Carolina, Cayey, Loíza, Luquillo and San Juan to apply for benefit payments under the Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) program, before October 3, 2011.
September 26, 2011
News Release
SAN JUAN, PR -- Any survivor of Hurricane Irene which has applied for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and has not heard from the Agency should call the FEMA helpline at 1-800-621-3362 (TTY at 800-462-7585). Survivors should expect a letter from FEMA and the Government of Puerto Rico explaining where they are in the process, what to do next or if they get money granted, and how it must be spent.

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

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