News, Media & Events: Puerto Rico


FEMA’s National Integration Center is seeking public feedback on five Public Health Medical Countermeasure Point of Dispensing (MCM POD) resource typing definitions.

This course provides engineering and economic guidance to architects, engineers and local code enforcement officials in retrofitting existing one- to four-family residential structures situated in flood-prone areas. The retrofitting measures presented are creative, practical, compliant with applicable floodplain regulations and satisfactory to most homeowners.

This advanced-topics course addresses the ever-changing challenges faced from flood and wind risk through a comprehensive approach of best-practice mitigation, code compliance, designing for future conditions, and FEMA policies and funding mechanisms aimed at achieving higher standards.

Preparedness Tips

A few inches of water in a 1,000-square foot home could cost more than $10,000 in repairs and replacement of personal possessions. Homeowner’s insurance doesn’t cover most floods. Learn more about flood insurance.

Press Releases and Fact Sheets

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approved nearly $24.4 million to build ten community safe rooms that will protect residents of eight municipalities from the threat of hurricanes. The funds for these projects come from FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP).
illustration of page of paper Press Release | August 10, 2022
Today, Governor Pedro R. Pierluisi and key cabinet members participated of a tabletop exercise (TTX) from FEMA’s National Exercise Division (NED), to discuss identified best practices, lessons learned, and other pertinent topic areas needed for an immediate response operation to address a no-notice emergency scenario, such as an earthquake. The exercise took place at the Puerto Rico Convention Center, predesignated alternate facility to respond to a significant or catastrophic event.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | August 5, 2022
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reached the milestone of 10,000 projects approved to address the damage after Hurricane María. This total represents nearly $28 billion in funds to address various works that vary between emergency work and the reconstruction of roads, public buildings, community spaces and others.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | August 5, 2022