Main Content

Collection: Hurricane Maria

Collection of Graphics, Images, and Documents pertaining to Hurricane Maria.
Collection Created:
September 18, 2017
RSS Feed
  • <p>Daily preparation brief for Hurricane Maria.</p>

    FEMA Media Update - MARIA - Mon 18 SEP 2017 - McKellips

    Audio by Paul Luke

    Daily preparation brief for Hurricane Maria.

  • <p>FEMA Media Update for Tuesday 19 September 2017</p>

    Media Update Tuesday 19 SEP 2017.mp3

    Audio by Paul McKellips

    FEMA Media Update for Tuesday 19 September 2017

  • <p>Lo&iacute;za, PR, September 21, 2017 - Members of the community of Mi&ntilde;i Mi&ntilde;i use diggers to help get their neighbors out of flooded areas. Lo&iacute;za is a coastal municipality that got severely affected by Hurricane Maria. Yuisa Rios/FEMA</p>

    Rescue in Loíza

    Photo by Yuisa Rios

    Loíza, PR, September 21, 2017 - Members of the community of Miñi Miñi use diggers to help get their neighbors out of flooded areas. Loíza is a coastal municipality that got severely affected by Hurricane Maria. Yuisa Rios/FEMA

  • <p>Senior FEMA and military officials spoke with reporters to discuss response operations and recovery efforts in Puerto Rico.</p>

<p>Participants include:</p>

<p>-Associate Administrator for the Office of Response and Recovery Jeff Byard</p>

<p>-FEMA Acting Regional Administrator for Region II John Rabin</p>

<p>-Federal Coordinating Officer Alejandro De La Campa</p>

<p>-Rear Admiral Jeffrey Hughes, Commander Expeditionary Strike Group TWO</p>

<p>-Brigadier General Rich Kim, JFLCC</p>

    FEMA Press Call on Hurricane Maria (9/28/17)

    Audio by FEMA

    Senior FEMA and military officials spoke with reporters to discuss response operations and recovery efforts in Puerto Rico.

    Participants include:

    -Associate Administrator for the Office of Response and Recovery Jeff Byard

    -FEMA Acting Regional Administrator for Region II John Rabin

    -Federal Coordinating Officer Alejandro De La Campa

    -Rear Admiral Jeffrey Hughes, Commander Expeditionary Strike Group TWO

    -Brigadier General Rich Kim, JFLCC

  • <p>We will first get an operational update from the ground in Puerto Rico followed by an update from the Department of Health and Human Services in D.C. Participants on today&rsquo;s call are FEMA Acting Regional Administrator for Region II John Rabin, Lt. General Jeffrey Buchanan, Associate Administrator for the Office of Response and Recovery Jeff Byard, Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Bob Kadlec and Surgeon General Vice Adm Jerome Adams.</p>

    FEMA Press Call on Hurricane Maria (9/29/17)

    Audio by FEMA

    We will first get an operational update from the ground in Puerto Rico followed by an update from the Department of Health and Human Services in D.C. Participants on today’s call are FEMA Acting Regional Administrator for Region II John Rabin, Lt. General Jeffrey Buchanan, Associate Administrator for the Office of Response and Recovery Jeff Byard, Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Bob Kadlec and Surgeon General Vice Adm Jerome Adams.

  • <p>This is the audio recording for the FEMA Press Call that took place on October 3, 2017.</p>

<p>Participants included:</p>

<p>- Alex Brunner</p>

<p>- Puerto Rico Feedline</p>

    FEMA Press Call on Hurricane Maria -- (10/3/17)

    Audio by FEMA

    This is the audio recording for the FEMA Press Call that took place on October 3, 2017.

    Participants included:

    - Alex Brunner

    - Puerto Rico Feedline

  • <p>This is the audio recording for the FEMA Press Call that took place on October 2, 2017.</p>

<p>Participants included:</p>

<p>- William Booher, FEMA Director of Public Affairs</p>

<p>- Alessandro De La Campa, FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer</p>

    FEMA Press Call on Hurricane Maria -- (10/2/17)

    Audio by FEMA

    This is the audio recording for the FEMA Press Call that took place on October 2, 2017.

    Participants included:

    - William Booher, FEMA Director of Public Affairs

    - Alessandro De La Campa, FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer

  • <p>This is the audio recording for the FEMA Press Call that took place on October 3, 2017.</p>

<p>Participants included:</p>

<p>- William Booher</p>

<p>- Dan Stoneking</p>

<p>- Michael Brennan</p>

<p>- Carrie Murphy</p>

    FEMA Press Call on Hurricane Maria -- (10/5/17)

    Audio by FEMA

    This is the audio recording for the FEMA Press Call that took place on October 3, 2017.

    Participants included:

    - William Booher

    - Dan Stoneking

    - Michael Brennan

    - Carrie Murphy

  • <p>This is the recording of the FEMA Press Call that took place on Friday, October 6, 2017.</p>

<p><strong>Participants</strong> <strong>Providing Updates on Puerto Rico:</strong></p>

<p>- FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Alejandro De La Campa<br />
- U.S. Department of Health &amp; Human Services Assist. Sec. for Preparedness and Response Dr. Bob Kadlec<br />
- Puerto Rico Air National Guard Assist. Adjutant Brig. Gen. Wayne Zimmet<br />
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Commander of the Recovery Field Office, Lt. Col. James DeLapp</p>

<p><strong>Participants Providing Updates on Tropical Storm Nate: </strong></p>

<p>- National Hurricane Center Acting Deputy Director Dr. Mark DeMaria<br />
- FEMA Region IV Response Division Director Gwen Keenan<br />
- FEMA Region VI Response Division Operations Integration Branch Chief Laverm Young</p>

    FEMA Press Call on Tropical Storm Nate Preparations and Update on Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria -- (10/6/2017)

    Audio by FEMA

    This is the recording of the FEMA Press Call that took place on Friday, October 6, 2017.

    Participants Providing Updates on Puerto Rico:

    - FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Alejandro De La Campa
    - U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Assist. Sec. for Preparedness and Response Dr. Bob Kadlec
    - Puerto Rico Air National Guard Assist. Adjutant Brig. Gen. Wayne Zimmet
    - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Commander of the Recovery Field Office, Lt. Col. James DeLapp

    Participants Providing Updates on Tropical Storm Nate:

    - National Hurricane Center Acting Deputy Director Dr. Mark DeMaria
    - FEMA Region IV Response Division Director Gwen Keenan
    - FEMA Region VI Response Division Operations Integration Branch Chief Laverm Young

  • <p>Vice President Mike Pense visits IOF at Convention Center, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.</p>

    Vice President Pence visits IOF in Puerto Rico

    Video by Yuisa Rios

    Vice President Mike Pense visits IOF at Convention Center, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

  • <p>San Juan, PR, October 3, 2017 - Bucket trucks arrived from the U.S. Mainland to help Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority reestablish electrical distribution circuits. Photo: Eliud Echevarr&iacute;a / FEMA</p>

    Bucket Trucks Help Reestablish Power in Puerto Rico (B-roll)

    Video by Eliud Echevarria

    San Juan, PR, October 3, 2017 - Bucket trucks arrived from the U.S. Mainland to help Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority reestablish electrical distribution circuits. Photo: Eliud Echevarría / FEMA

  • <p>Lares, Puerto Rico -- USGS specialist Erin Bessette-Kirton photographs&nbsp;the upper path section&nbsp;of a massive landslide that traveled nearly a quarter of a mile carrying debris, rocks, and soil. The slide eliminated three homes in its path before crossing the river and eliminating one last building. The slide took place during Hurricane Maria.</p>

    Landslide--Lares PR431

    Photo by Lee Snyder

    Lares, Puerto Rico -- USGS specialist Erin Bessette-Kirton photographs the upper path section of a massive landslide that traveled nearly a quarter of a mile carrying debris, rocks, and soil. The slide eliminated three homes in its path before crossing the river and eliminating one last building. The slide took place during Hurricane Maria.

  • <p>San Juan, Puerto Rico -- Tourists are returning to Old San Juan after thedebris from Hurricane Maria has been removed. Electricity is slower to return with crews busily attending to the problems. Many shops and restuarants have reopened.</p>

    Tourists Return to Old San Juan

    Photo by Lee Snyder

    San Juan, Puerto Rico -- Tourists are returning to Old San Juan after thedebris from Hurricane Maria has been removed. Electricity is slower to return with crews busily attending to the problems. Many shops and restuarants have reopened.

  • <p>Maricao, Puerto Rico -- Endemic avian species that survived the recent destruction of habitat by Hurricane Maria. The Puerto Rican Tody (Todus mexicanus) is&nbsp;common in forest ecotones. It is a miniature at 4.25 inches from tip of its elongated bill to its tail. Also known locally as medio peso.</p>

    Puerto Rican Tody (Todus mexicanus)

    Photo by Lee Snyder

    Maricao, Puerto Rico -- Endemic avian species that survived the recent destruction of habitat by Hurricane Maria. The Puerto Rican Tody (Todus mexicanus) is common in forest ecotones. It is a miniature at 4.25 inches from tip of its elongated bill to its tail. Also known locally as medio peso.

  • <p>Maricao, Puerto Rico -- The Elfin Woods Warbler is a rare endemic species discovered in Puerto Rico in 1969. Its habitat is restricted, limited to two known areas of Puerto Rico--El Yunque National Forest in the east and Maricao State Forest in the west. With the destruction of El Yunque by Hurricane Maria, the future of the species appears grim. No surveys have yet to be conducted to verify the bird&#39;s existence in the east. This photo was taken at Maricao.</p>

    Endemic Elfin Woods Warbler (Setophaga angelae)

    Photo by Lee Snyder

    Maricao, Puerto Rico -- The Elfin Woods Warbler is a rare endemic species discovered in Puerto Rico in 1969. Its habitat is restricted, limited to two known areas of Puerto Rico--El Yunque National Forest in the east and Maricao State Forest in the west. With the destruction of El Yunque by Hurricane Maria, the future of the species appears grim. No surveys have yet to be conducted to verify the bird's existence in the east. This photo was taken at Maricao.

  • <p>San Juan, Puerto Rico&nbsp;-- Utah Lt. Governor Spencer J. Cox (L) speaks with Special Assistant to the FCO Hannah Vick (R) during a tour of FEMA&#39;s&nbsp;Joint Field Operations (JFO) in San Juan. Accompanying the Lt. Governor are Utah Governor Herbert&#39;s son Bradley and wife Carmen.</p>

    Utah Lt. Governor Tours JFO

    Photo by Lee Snyder

    San Juan, Puerto Rico -- Utah Lt. Governor Spencer J. Cox (L) speaks with Special Assistant to the FCO Hannah Vick (R) during a tour of FEMA's Joint Field Operations (JFO) in San Juan. Accompanying the Lt. Governor are Utah Governor Herbert's son Bradley and wife Carmen.

  • <p>Port of San Juan, San Juan Puerto Rico November 24.2017 The port is busy&nbsp; unloading the utility poles with heavy machinary.</p>

    stacking the utility poles

    Photo by Richard Cardona

    Port of San Juan, San Juan Puerto Rico November 24.2017 The port is busy  unloading the utility poles with heavy machinary.

  • <p>A barge carrying nearly 2,500 wooden&nbsp;poles, measuring 65 and 70 feet in length,&nbsp;arrived in the Port of San Juan and began offloading operations. More than 4,000 poles have been received with nearly 8,100 slated to arrive in the next 14 days.</p>

    Offloading Wooden Poles for Puerto Rico

    Video by Eliud Echevarria

    A barge carrying nearly 2,500 wooden poles, measuring 65 and 70 feet in length, arrived in the Port of San Juan and began offloading operations. More than 4,000 poles have been received with nearly 8,100 slated to arrive in the next 14 days.

  • <p>Press conference on current recovery efforts in Puerto Rico featuring&nbsp;Resident Comissioner, Jennifer Gonz&aacute;lez Col&oacute;n, and Representatives Greg Walden, Fred Upton, John Shimkus, Micheal Burgess, Morgan Griffith, Frank Pallone, Bobby Rush, Diana DeGette, and the DHS Acting Deputy Secretary, Claire Grady.</p>

    CODEL Walden Press Conference on current recovery efforts.

    Video by Andrea Bajandas

    Press conference on current recovery efforts in Puerto Rico featuring Resident Comissioner, Jennifer González Colón, and Representatives Greg Walden, Fred Upton, John Shimkus, Micheal Burgess, Morgan Griffith, Frank Pallone, Bobby Rush, Diana DeGette, and the DHS Acting Deputy Secretary, Claire Grady.

  • <p>UTUADO, Puerto Rico, December 19, 2017-- Damages done by hurricane Mar&iacute;a&nbsp;destroyed many of the&nbsp;&nbsp;paths as well as other facilities. These must be replaced and or fixed before the Center is reopened. FEMA&#39;s Public Assitance program &nbsp;is accessing the damages that will be covered by the FEMA.</p>

    Caonilla damaged paths

    Photo by Richard Cardona

    UTUADO, Puerto Rico, December 19, 2017-- Damages done by hurricane María destroyed many of the  paths as well as other facilities. These must be replaced and or fixed before the Center is reopened. FEMA's Public Assitance program  is accessing the damages that will be covered by the FEMA.