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Puerto Rico Severe Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides associated with Tropical Storm Otto (DR-1946)

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Incident period: October 04, 2010 to October 08, 2010
Major Disaster Declaration declared on October 26, 2010


March 22, 2011 - News Release

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico --  Commonwealth and federal disaster recovery officials announced today that more than $ 8.4 million in Public Assistance (PA) grant funds have been obligated to the Government of Puerto Rico to rebuild damaged or destroyed infrastructure in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Otto.

December 3, 2010 - News Release

SAN JUAN, PR -- Federal officials announced today that the municipalities of Cayey, Ciales, Corozal and San Lorenzo in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico have been added to the list of designated municipalities under the presidential disaster declaration of October 26, 2010. The federal disaster declaration was granted due to the rains, flooding, mudslides, and landslides caused by Tropical Storm Otto in Puerto Rico on October 4-8, 2010.

November 22, 2010 - News Release

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Commonwealth and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials announced today that public agencies and certain private non-profit organizations needing funds to rebuild infrastructure damaged or destroyed by Tropical Storm Otto, must submit their request to the Office of the Governor’s Authorized Representative (GAR) no later than November 25, 2010. 

Financial Assistance

If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $21,654,597.23 $473,827.46 $20,595,947.77
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 07:46 (Updated daily)