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The Efforts Underway to Expand Emergency Power in Puerto Rico | FEMA (10/14/2017)
"The Corps is performing many important missions in Puerto Rico in support of FEMA and the Governor. We are removing debris, conducting infrastructure assessments, installing temporary roofing and installing temporary power."

U.S. Customs and Border Protection provides commodities to remote areas in Puerto Rico | (10/6/2017)
"U.S. Customs and Border Protection conducted a humanitarian effort relief mission, Oct. 6, 2017 by using 11 U.S. Army UH-60 Blackhawks to supply food and water to remote locations, to include the Antonio Rivera Rodriguez Airport."

USNS Comfort Responds to Second Hospital Generator Failure in Puerto Rico | U.S. Navy (10/7/2017)
"We are a mobile platform that can respond to the greatest area of need or act as a strut to help the Puerto Rican health system," said Capt. Kevin Buckley, commanding officer of the medical treatment facility onboard Comfort. "We are engaged and determined to relieve human suffering."

Little Rock Airman Supports Family in Puerto Rico | U.S. Department of Defense (10/6/2017)
“Every day, he wakes up with the resolve to do as much as possible stateside to help his family and others in need. Rivera Rojas said he will continue to do so as long as he can. “Until I see my family again, I’m willing to do anything in my power to make sure they’re okay,” he said. “I’m here. I’m doing my best to help out and be there. I love you.””

Federal Agencies and Locals Work Together to Save Dam | U.S. Department of the Interior (10/6/2017)
“The USGS crew set up the camera on a porch overlooking the dam. As work proceeded, U.S. Marine Corps heavy lift helicopters thundered overhead to drop concrete barriers at the base of the failing spillway in an attempt to slow erosion from an uncontrolled flow of water.”

An Unlikely Hero in Puerto Rico Recovery Efforts | U.S. Department of the Interior
“Sometimes heroes have four legs. While conducting a security assessment of a closed hospital in Humacao, Puerto Rico, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employee James Casey noticed something unusual: A small dog that would prove to be an extraordinary hero.”

CBP Continues Massive Response to Hurricane Maria | U.S. Customs and Border Protection (10/1/2017)
“CBP’s footprint in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands has been staggering. Allowing for employee checks and support, communications, service to stakeholders, rescues, medical responses, and other logistics, over 1,600 ground and air missions have been completed by CBP as of Sept. 30.”

Overview of Federal Efforts to Prepare for and Respond to Hurricane Maria | FEMA (9/29/2017)
Take a look at the timeline of the federal response to Hurricanes Irma and Maria in the U.S Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

CBP Air and Marine Responds to "HELP" Painted on Rooftop | U.S. Customs and Border Protection (9/26/2017)
“On Sunday September 24 a CBP Air and Marine Operations UH-60 crew conducting search and rescue operations in the mountains over Puerto Rico spotted a home that had the word “HELP” painted on its roof. The crew was able to land the Black Hawk on a mountain top and trek down a road that had been swept away by a landslide.”

We Take Care of Our Own | FEMA (9/23/2017)
“Our support for the islands hasn’t wavered—from when they were first hit by Irma, when Jose threatened, and now after Maria has swept straight through—we have been there… Our support to the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico is just as strong as our support to any of the continental states—after all, we take care of our own.”

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Statistics Progress in Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria Update (November 6) | (Full size image)

Statistics, Progress in Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria Update Cell Service   (1day) 5% (30days) 61% (45 days) 92%Potable water (1 day ) 44% (30 days) 69% (45 days) 80%Patients cared for by federal medical responders (1 day) unknown (30 days) 6100 (45 days) 33,165Open ATM’s (1 day) 114 (30 days) 1,047 (45 days) 1,160Generators (1 day) 10 (30 days) 148 (45 days) 408 + Gas stations (1 day) 40% (30 days) 78% (45 days) 84%Power (1 day) 0% (21%) 38% (45 days) 38%Installation of blue roof (1 DÍA) 0 (30 DÍAS) 439  (45 DÍAS)# of days after Maria made landfall45 day statistics as of 11/6Source: status.pr and FEMA situational reportContributor: Tommi Tyler
<p>Signs of recover in Puerto Rico</p><p>Statistics showing available services on the island to survivors comparing day 1, day 30 and day 45.</p> Download Original

Hurricane Maria Timeline Graphic - Part 3 (October 15 - October 23) | (Full size image)

A vertical timeline that lists out federal response actions during the dates of October 15 through October 23.

Hurricane Maria Timeline Graphic - Part 2 (October 1 - October 14) | (Full size image)

A vertical timeline that lists out federal response actions during the dates of October 1 through October 14.

Hurricane Maria Timeline Graphic - Part 1 (September 17 - September 30) | (Full size image)

A vertical timeline that lists out federal response actions during the dates of September 17 through September 30.

Hurricane Maria Update - Puerto Rico (10/20/17)

UPDATE	HURRICANE MARIA	FEMA RESPONSE IN PUERTO RICO	PUERTO RICO	The amount of debris could fill	YANKEE STADIUM	7x’s	31 PLANES	89 HELICOPTORS	29 CUTTERS	4 NAVAL VESSELS	more than700 air drops	Longest sustained air drop mission	10+ million LITERS OF BOTTLED water	3.6 MILLION GALLONS OF WATER	4th largest cargo PLANEin the world used to transport critical generators	DELIVERED PER DAY	742 THOUSAND LITERS OF WATER	600 THOUSAND MEALS PROVIDED	42,000 TARPS DISTRIBUTED	439 NUMBER OF BLUE ROOFS	134 GENERATORS INSTALLED > (HARVEY, IRMA COMBINED INSTALLATIONS)	MORE THAN 16,500 FEDERAL  CIVILIAN  PERSONNEL&  MILITARY  SERVICE  MEMBERS	100% POSTAL SERVICE	100% AIRPORTS OPEN	100% SEAPORTS OPEN (OR OPEN WITH INSTRUCTIONS)	6100 PATIENTS SEEN AT HOSPITALS	61% TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESTORED	65% + RUNNING WATER (PRASA)	3.6 MILLION GALLONS/DIESEL	128,997 GALLONS GASOLINE	LARGEST USACE TEMP POWER MISSION IN HISTORY	ONE OF THE LARGES FEDERAL MEDICAL RESPONSE MISSIONS IN THE U.S.	97,500 lbs PET FOOD	1 Baby BORN USNS COMFORT	MEDICAL CARE 100 PATIENTS CARED FOR USNS COMFORT	MORE THAN 74 VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATIONS	Contributor: Tommi Tyler

Hurricane Maria Update - U.S. Virgin Islands (10/19/17)

 U.S Virgin IslandsMore than 150 DoD personnel are providing basic patient care.More than 130 HHS medical teams work with DoD to provide public health and medical care support.12 personnel from the CDC are working with the USVI Department of Health on water-borne disease vector control issues.Mobile air traffic control tower and instrument landing system installed at St. Thomas and St. Croix airports. Airfield opening capabilities established.Virgin Islands WAPA estimates that power will be restored on the grid to 90% by the end of December.$24 million in FEMA Public Assistance grants to bring 500 linemen (currently 149 on island) to help with the emergency repair of transmission and distribution lines.USACE installed more than 893 blue roofs across the USVI.75,000 cubic yards of debris removed to date. FEMA obligated $11.2 million in expedited funding to support cleanup and debris removal.Disaster survivor assistance teams met with more 12,000 survivors and registered nearly 6,600.More than 26,000 survivors registered for assistance.More than $3.1 million in Individuals and Households Program assistance approved.Small Business Administration approved $4.6 million in loans.More than 2,800 students returned to school across the territory. USACE completed 20 school assessments and installed 25 FEMA generators into schools.

Logistics Update (10/16/17)

Snapshot for Hurricane Maria. Puerto Rico, 10/16/2017 at 12 PM. More than 17,500 federal civilian personnel and military service members. 100% airports open or open with restrictions. 100% federally maintained ports open or open with restrictions. 72% access to potable water. Additional water is being provided via bottled and bulk water. 13% of customers with electricity (increase of 4%). Temporary power for critical infrastructure: 113 generator installs completed, 462 assessments required. 86% supermarkets open. 79% retail gas stations operational. 59% telecommunication service including wired and wireless (increase of 3%). Blue Roof installations: 439 installs completed, 3,700+ right of entry agreements collected to date. 95% hospitals open (decrease of 2%). Debris Clean-Up by USACE: Cubic yards identified: 6.2. million. Cubic yards removed: 7,367. *Data source: www.status.pr. **Data source: USACE. All other data from FEMA. Percent difference based on 10/13/17 stats.

Distribution Chain (10/5/17)

Federal family and partners transport and stage life-sustaining commodities (e.g., meals, water, tarps) for delivery to all municipalities. Local leadership then distributes to survivors. Millions of meals and millions of liters of water, and tens of thousands of tarps have been transported to the islands. Move & Transport Staged Commodities are taken to one of the three federal Incident Support Bases in Puerto Rico. Picked Up By Local Municipalities Incident Support Bases push forward commodities to the government of Puerto Rico and territory staging areas around Puerto Rico/U.S. Virgin Islands. Delivered to Survivors Leadership from the municipalities pick up commodities from staging areas and issue them to survivors. Mayors/local officials in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands support commodity distribution.

     

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    12/17/2017 - 16:57