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

September 12, 2011
News Release
SAN JUAN, PR -- Residents who are unemployed as a direct result of the recent flooding and devastation caused by Hurricane Irene may be eligible for weekly benefit payments under the Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) program, state and federal officials announced today. "This program is designed to help those whose employment was interrupted by the disaster," said Justo Hernández, FEMA's Federal Coordinating Officer. "It will help them make ends meet until they can get back to work."
September 5, 2011
News Release
SAN JUAN, PR -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Government of Puerto Rico advice affected survivors in disaster designated municipalities to make sure they have applied for federal disaster assistance. If they have registered with FEMA, they were assigned a nine digit number which verifies their registration status.
September 4, 2011
News Release
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.
September 4, 2011
News Release
SAN JUAN, PR -- The State/Federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) are readily accessible facilities available for Hurricane Irene survivors seeking information on post-disaster aid. Survivors can speak face-to-face with disaster specialists from State, Federal and various other organizations that may be able to assist them.
September 4, 2011
News Release
WASHINGTON–The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urges residents in coastal and inland areas around the Gulf of Mexico to continue to closely monitoring Tropical Storm Lee and be prepared for severe weather including severe rain, flooding and tornadoes.  Visit www.Ready.gov or www.Listo.gov to learn how to prepare for these and other hazards. 
September 3, 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.

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