GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Mike Byrne announced today that additional disaster assistance is available to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.FEMA approved the extension of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers mission assignment for emergency power restoration. This extension will allow for the lease, generation and maintenance of all three mega generators until the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority completes its purchase of these generators.
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WASHINGTON – As the United States responds to Hurricane Irma’s damage to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and prepares for impacts to the mainland, the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is connecting community partners with disaster survivors to reunite families separated as a result of Hurricane Irma.
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Donald J. Trump’s emergency disaster declaration issued for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.Assistance for the Commonwealth and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal emergency aid has been made available to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to supplement commonwealth and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions in the area affected by Hurricane Irma beginning on September 5, 2017 and continuing.