News and Media: Disaster 4560

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The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the U.S. Department of Education released a toolkit outlining federal resources available to help Puerto Rico recover and rebuild safe, healthy, and modernized school facilities.  The Departments of Energy and Labor, as well as the Environmental Protection Agency, also collaborated on the toolkit.
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GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – The United States Department of Labor extended the deadline to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) claims related to Tropical Storm Isaías to January 29, 2021, based on Puerto Rico’s continued recovery from tropical storm impacts.

Individuals who were employed or self-employed who live in Aguada, Hormigueros, Mayagüez or Rincón and became unemployed as a direct consequence of Tropical Storm Isaías may be eligible to receive DUA.

To be eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance, the applicant must:

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Summary of federal assistance provided to help Puerto Rico respond to Tropical Storm Isaías.
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GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that employees or self-employed individuals who live in Aguada, Hormigueros, Mayagüez or Rincón and became unemployed as a direct consequence of Tropical Storm Isaías may be eligible to receive Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA).

Survivors that live in the four affected municipalities can file a claim until Dec. 30, 2020. To be eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance, the applicant must:

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GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – More than $1.8 million in federal disaster assistance is helping fuel the recovery of Puerto Rico residents and businesses that suffered damage in Tropical Storm Isaías from July 29-31.

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PDFs, Graphics & Multimedia

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Manual interinstitucional de asistencia técnica para la infraestructura de las escuelas en Puerto Rico

FEMA y el Departamento de Educación de EE. UU. han lanzado un conjunto de herramientas con recursos disponibles para ayudar a Puerto Rico a recuperar y reconstruir las instalaciones escolares. Este conjunto de herramientas se divide en secciones según las fases del trabajo de recuperación y reconstrucción de la escuela, desde la planificación y el diseño hasta la revisión del proyecto. También incluye puntos clave de contacto y oportunidades de financiación adicionales.

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Interagency Technical Assistance Toolkit for School Infrastructure in Puerto Rico

FEMA and the U.S. Department of Education have released a toolkit with resources available to hep Puerto Rico recover and rebuild school facilities. This toolkit is broken into sections based on phases of school recovery and rebuilding work, from planning and design to project review. It also includes key points of contact and additional funding opportunities.

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Puerto Rico; FEMA-4560-DR

Report on Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) information for FEMA-4560-DR; Puerto Rico as a result of Tropical Storm Isaias during the period of July 29-31, 2020.