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June 6, 2001
San Juan, PR -- Officials from the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will open a mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) on June 7 in Lajas to assist...
June 4, 2001
San Juan, PR -- When President Bush declared the flooded Southwestern region of Puerto Rico a major disaster, the commonwealth received a new federal coordinating officer (FCO). Justo "Tito"...
June 1, 2001
San Juan, PR -- As we head into another hurricane season, experience has taught us just how devastating hurricanes can be to our communities and economic viability. Less than three years ago,...
June 1, 2001
San Juan, PR -- Federal/Commonwealth recovery officials advised that more than $1 million in disaster assistance has been approved to help Puerto Rico residents and businesses since the presidential...
May 30, 2001
San Juan, PR -- Starting June 3, 2001, all the Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) and the mobile DRCs will be open Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for residents affected by the May floods....
May 25, 2001
<p>San Juan, PR -- Federal agencies have approved more than $750,000 in aid to help Puerto Rico residents and businesses following the May floods and mudslides that occurred between May 6 and...
May 24, 2001
San Juan, PR -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved more than $500,000 in aid to help residents affected by the May 6 to May 11 floods, according to disaster officials."Since the...
May 22, 2001
San Juan, PR -- Officials from the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have established three Disaster Recovery Centers and two mobile Disaster Recovery...
May 21, 2001
San Juan, PR -- Federal Coordinating Officer Justo Hernández wants to remind Puerto Rico residents affected by the May floods in the declared municipalities that the only way to receive Federal...
May 16, 2001
Washington, DC -- Federal disaster aid was made available today for families and businesses in Puerto Rico victimized by floods that struck the island's southwestern region beginning early last week...
December 4, 2000
Washington, DC -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal relief funds have been made available for snowbound New York communities under an emergency...
November 1, 2000
Washington, DC -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that President Clinton has authorized federal emergency funds for New Jersey to reimburse local...
October 11, 2000
Washington, DC -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that President Clinton has authorized federal emergency funds for New York State to reimburse local...
September 14, 2000
Albany, NY -- Greene County is now eligible to apply for state and federal disaster assistance for debris and emergency protective services and to repair or replace facilities damaged by severe...
September 13, 2000
Albany, NY -- Flood Alert, a series of mini-workshops has been scheduled for the week of Sept. 18-22 across New York State. The seminars are designed for building and code enforcement officials,...
August 25, 2000
Albany, NY -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the New York State Emergency Management Office (NYSEMO) announced today an expansion of the assistance available because of this year'...
August 17, 2000
Washington, DC -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today designated the northern New Jersey counties of Morris and Sussex eligible for federal aid to people and communities...
August 17, 2000
Albany, NY -- Many New York homeowners and renters have discovered in recent years that flood damage is not covered by most homeowners' insurance policies. Flood insurance is the only way for...
August 2, 2000
Albany, NY -- Individual taxpayers who sustained losses as a result of the severe storms and flooding between May 3 and June 30 in New York may be able to get tax relief from the Internal Revenue...
August 1, 2000
Albany, NY -- Nine more New York counties now are eligible to apply for state and federal disaster assistance for debris and emergency protective services and to repair or replace facilities damaged...

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