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Hurricane force winds can turn landscaping materials into missiles that can break windows and doors. Much of the property damage associated with hurricanes occur after the windstorm, when rain enters structures through broken windows, doors, and openings in the roof.

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approved nearly $600 million for the purchase of materials and equipment needed to rebuild Puerto Rico's power grid. The federal share will allow for the advance purchase of materials, so that resources will be available once the reconstruction work begins.

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Do you or a family member have a disability or condition that requires specific accommodations? Take advantage of the time before a hurricane to plan how you will evacuate safely.

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Agencies launch new interactive Agnes website and announce public anniversary events.

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When a hurricane threatens, the senior population may experience additional peril. They face many more obstacles during an emergency than most people: isolation, limited mobility, and medical needs. Older adults can lower their risk by preparing for hurricanes and other emergencies before they happen.

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Puerto Rico's electric generation, transmission and distribution system is on its way to becoming more robust with the approval of funds for 15 projects under FEMA’s Accelerated Award’s Strategy, known as FAASt. The projects represent more than $107.3 million in approved federal funding to kickstart what will become a more reliable electric grid for all Puerto Rico residents. In addition to these 15 projects, an Architecture and Engineering project was approved in October of last year.

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On June 7, 2022, FEMA Region 3’s Regional Administrator, MaryAnn Tierney, will host a media tour of Region 3’s Regional Response Coordination Center (RRCC) to give an overview of FEMA’s support to state partners in the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season and the agency’s focus on equity in operations before, during and after disasters. A press briefing will take place highlighting preparedness for the upcoming season and the year-round work of FEMA and partners to protect lives and property from hurricane impacts.

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On June 7, 2022, FEMA Region 3’s Regional Administrator, MaryAnn Tierney, will host a media tour of Region 3’s Regional Response Coordination Center (RRCC) to give an overview of FEMA’s support to state partners in the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season and the agency’s focus on equity in operations before, during and after disasters. A press briefing will take place highlighting preparedness for the upcoming season and the year-round work of FEMA and partners to protect lives and property from hurricane impacts.

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Around 55 public schools in Puerto Rico will be seismic retrofitted following updated building codes. This is possible thanks to an initial obligation of nearly $35 million to the Public Buildings Administration through the Hazard Mitigation Grants Program (HMGP) of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell stressed the importance of taking preparedness measures early while at the National Hurricane Center in Miami earlier today.

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