DR-4339 Hurricane Maria By The Numbers

Release Date:
November 2, 2021

Summary of federal assistance provided to help Puerto Rico respond to and recover from Hurricane Maria.

Puerto Rico Rebuilding

Public Assistance 

$27.4 Billion Total Obligated (Project Worksheets obligated - 9,944)

  • $725 million funding for Debris Removal
  • $4.7 billion funding for Emergency Protective Measures
  • $22 billion Permanent Work and Management Costs

Public Assistance Obligations per week $29.4 million (as of April 29-May 5, 2022).

Hazard Mitigation Grant Program 

$110 million obligated

HUD Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Program

$20 billion awarded

Power Reconstruction and Permanent works

$9.5 billion obligated

FEMA Individual Assistance

$1.5 billion approved

Number of Federal Employees (DR-4339 and DR-4473)

  • FEMA employees – 747 (90% Local)
  • Other federal/contractors – 43
  • Total – 790

Commodity Stock Puerto Rico

FEMA’s inventory of commodities in Puerto Rico for the 2022 Hurricane Season - As of May 5, 2022/Updated monthly.

Water (in liters)

  • 2017: 800,000
  • Present: 7.9 million

Meals

  • 2017: 500,000
  • Present: 5.2 million

Generators

  • 2017: 90
  • Present: 206 (as of May 5, 2022)

Blankets

  • 2017: 6,000
  • Present: 14,000

Tarps

  • 2017: 13,000
  • Present: 109,000

Plastic Sheeting

  • 2017: 15,000
  • Present: 29,000
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Last updated May 11, 2022