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September 18, 2017
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  • <p>Pe&ntilde;uelas, Puerto Rico, December 16, 2017 -&nbsp;In some parts of the island the only way to transport 70 foot long poles is by air due the conditions of the roads. This&nbsp;mission took place after two weeks of preparation and planning.</p>

    Part 2: Power Poles by Helicopter, Landing The Poles

    Video by Christian Claudio

    Peñuelas, Puerto Rico, December 16, 2017 - In some parts of the island the only way to transport 70 foot long poles is by air due the conditions of the roads. This mission took place after two weeks of preparation and planning.

  • <p>As the people of Puerto Rico rebuild homes damaged by the flooding and hurricanes of September, FEMA and The Home Depot stores have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.</p>

<p>FEMA mitigation specialists will be on hand to answer questions and offer home improvement tips along with proven methods to prevent or reduce damage from future disasters as well as offer tips and techniques to build hazard-resistant homes. Most of the information and the free publications provided are geared for do-it-yourself work and general contractors.&nbsp;</p>

    FEMA Hazard Mitigation Program at Caguas Home Depot

    Video by Eliud Echevarria

    As the people of Puerto Rico rebuild homes damaged by the flooding and hurricanes of September, FEMA and The Home Depot stores have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.

    FEMA mitigation specialists will be on hand to answer questions and offer home improvement tips along with proven methods to prevent or reduce damage from future disasters as well as offer tips and techniques to build hazard-resistant homes. Most of the information and the free publications provided are geared for do-it-yourself work and general contractors. 

  • <p>GUAYNABO,&nbsp;Puerto Rico, December 29, 2017 &ndash; Alberto Puente-Rol&oacute;n, professor at the University Of Puerto Rico (UPR), and Sergeant Angel Atienza from the Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources (DRNA), training debris operation personnel on how to properly avoid and minimize impacts to endangered boas during post-hurricane debris operations.</p>

<p>Puerto Rican and Virgin Islands boas are under threat of extinction and receive federal protection under the Endangered Species Act. This law prohibits take, harm, and harassment of these species and mandates that steps be taken to prevent/minimize adverse impacts to the species and their habitat.</p>

<p>The guidance explains the proper methods for avoiding impacts, and handling/relocating boas and has been conditionally approved by the United States Fish &amp; Wildlife Service. Please note that under normal circumstances, individuals are not authorized to handle or relocate endangered species.&nbsp;Andrea Bajandas/FEMA</p>

    Minimizing Impacts To Endangered Species During Debris Operations

    Video by Andrea Bajandas

    GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico, December 29, 2017 – Alberto Puente-Rolón, professor at the University Of Puerto Rico (UPR), and Sergeant Angel Atienza from the Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources (DRNA), training debris operation personnel on how to properly avoid and minimize impacts to endangered boas during post-hurricane debris operations.

    Puerto Rican and Virgin Islands boas are under threat of extinction and receive federal protection under the Endangered Species Act. This law prohibits take, harm, and harassment of these species and mandates that steps be taken to prevent/minimize adverse impacts to the species and their habitat.

    The guidance explains the proper methods for avoiding impacts, and handling/relocating boas and has been conditionally approved by the United States Fish & Wildlife Service. Please note that under normal circumstances, individuals are not authorized to handle or relocate endangered species. Andrea Bajandas/FEMA

  • <p>SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, December 2, 2017 - Broll footage of the Walden Congressional visit to Puerto Rico 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>

    BROLL-CODEL Walden Press Conference On Current Recovery Efforts.

    Video by Andrea Bajandas

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, December 2, 2017 - Broll footage of the Walden Congressional visit to Puerto Rico 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>Esta animaci&oacute;n describe las tres zonas costeras b&aacute;sicas existentes en los Mapas del Nivel de Inundaci&oacute;n Base Recomendado, e incluye&nbsp;una nueva zona conocida como el L&iacute;mite de Acci&oacute;n Moderado de Olas (LiMWA).</p>

    Zonas Costeras / Animación LiMWA

    Video by Yuisa Rios

    Esta animación describe las tres zonas costeras básicas existentes en los Mapas del Nivel de Inundación Base Recomendado, e incluye una nueva zona conocida como el Límite de Acción Moderado de Olas (LiMWA).

  • <p>Facebook Live with SBA about frequently asked questions.</p>

    Facebook Live with SBA about frequently asked questions.

    Video by Eliezer Hernandez

    Facebook Live with SBA about frequently asked questions.

  • <p>Facebook Live Event Home Depot</p>

    Facebook Live Event Home Depot

    Video by Eliezer Hernandez

    Facebook Live Event Home Depot

  • <p>Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, February 15, 2018- The municipality of Guaynabo has become the 2nd municipality in Puerto Rico (behind Hormigueros)&nbsp;to finish the debris collection and the 1st in the metropolitan area. The U.S. Corps of Engenieer collected about 160,000 cubic yards of debris.</p>

    Guaynabo ended their debris collection

    Video by Christian Claudio

    Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, February 15, 2018- The municipality of Guaynabo has become the 2nd municipality in Puerto Rico (behind Hormigueros) to finish the debris collection and the 1st in the metropolitan area. The U.S. Corps of Engenieer collected about 160,000 cubic yards of debris.

  • <p style="margin-left:0in; margin-right:0in">SANTA ISABEL, Puerto Rico, February 16, 2018 &ndash; Gargiulo Farm was under pressure of shutting down due to lack of power. They are the largest, most important agricultural employer in the South Coast Region in Puerto Rico, giving jobs to over 1,000 families per year. After Hurricane Maria, it was a time sensitive matter to restore the power grid to the farm before risking losing the harvest and leaving hundreds of people without a job. Thanks to the efforts of Tiffany Greenidge (Econ RSF Interagency Recovery Coordinator), Juan Bauz&aacute; (EDR/Economic RSF) and the U.S. Corps of Engineers (USACE) who worked in conjunction to elevate the Gargiulo Farm case, a day prior to packing the harvest, Gargiulo Farm got its power grid restored and around 700 families or so got to keep their jobs. FEMA/Andrea Bajandas.</p>

    Farm At Risk Of Shutting Down Gets Power Restored

    Video by Andrea Bajandas

    SANTA ISABEL, Puerto Rico, February 16, 2018 – Gargiulo Farm was under pressure of shutting down due to lack of power. They are the largest, most important agricultural employer in the South Coast Region in Puerto Rico, giving jobs to over 1,000 families per year. After Hurricane Maria, it was a time sensitive matter to restore the power grid to the farm before risking losing the harvest and leaving hundreds of people without a job. Thanks to the efforts of Tiffany Greenidge (Econ RSF Interagency Recovery Coordinator), Juan Bauzá (EDR/Economic RSF) and the U.S. Corps of Engineers (USACE) who worked in conjunction to elevate the Gargiulo Farm case, a day prior to packing the harvest, Gargiulo Farm got its power grid restored and around 700 families or so got to keep their jobs. FEMA/Andrea Bajandas.

  • <p>ARECIBO,Puerto Rico, March 6, 2018 - A 196 foot bridge is under construction in Barrio Carreras in Arecibo. The previous bridge collpased due to high levels of flooding during the passage of Hurricane Maria. The new bridge&nbsp;is expected to be completed in the next few days and once is finished, hundreds of families will benefit from having immediate access to the town of Utuado and other areas in their municipality.&nbsp;FEMA/Eduardo Martinez</p>

    New Bridge In Progress For Barrio Carreras Community In Arecibo

    Photo by Eduardo Martinez

    ARECIBO,Puerto Rico, March 6, 2018 - A 196 foot bridge is under construction in Barrio Carreras in Arecibo. The previous bridge collpased due to high levels of flooding during the passage of Hurricane Maria. The new bridge is expected to be completed in the next few days and once is finished, hundreds of families will benefit from having immediate access to the town of Utuado and other areas in their municipality. FEMA/Eduardo Martinez

  • <p>Mitigation staff conducts community outreach to provide survivors with important information&nbsp;about home repairs.</p>

    Facebook Live - Community Outreach at National Lumber

    Video by FEMA

    Mitigation staff conducts community outreach to provide survivors with important information about home repairs.

  • <p>Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, 26 de marzo de 2018 - Aviso de servicio p&uacute;blico&nbsp;que explica el proceso de&nbsp;c&oacute;mo apelar una decisi&oacute;n de FEMA, con la ayuda de un int&eacute;rprete de lenguaje de se&ntilde;as. FEMA/Eliezer Hern&aacute;ndez</p>

    Cómo Apelar una Decisión de FEMA

    Video by Eliezer Hernandez

    Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, 26 de marzo de 2018 - Aviso de servicio público que explica el proceso de cómo apelar una decisión de FEMA, con la ayuda de un intérprete de lenguaje de señas. FEMA/Eliezer Hernández

  • <p>Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, April 11, 2018 - Mar&iacute;a E. L&oacute;pez Cruz, Disability Integration Advisor Local Hire at the Joint Field Office (JFO) located in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. FEMA/Eliezer Hern&aacute;ndez</p>

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    Blog Post Portrait of María E. López Cruz

    Photo by Eliezer Hernandez

    Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, April 11, 2018 - María E. López Cruz, Disability Integration Advisor Local Hire at the Joint Field Office (JFO) located in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. FEMA/Eliezer Hernández

     

  • <p>Facebook Live en el que se discuten las Zonas Inundables y los Seguros de Inundaci&oacute;n.</p>

    Facebook Live Zonas Inundables y Seguros de Inundación

    Video by FEMA

    Facebook Live en el que se discuten las Zonas Inundables y los Seguros de Inundación.

  • <p>Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, May 3, 2018 - &nbsp;Justo Hern&aacute;ndez, habla de la importancia de desarollar un plan familiar ante cualquier emergencia.</p>

    Facebook Live - Los Primeros Diez Días

    Video by FEMA

    Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, May 3, 2018 -  Justo Hernández, habla de la importancia de desarollar un plan familiar ante cualquier emergencia.

  • <p>Justo Hern&aacute;ndez, habla sobre los recursos disponibles en los centros de recuperaci&oacute;n por desastre y la importancia de tener un plan de refugio.</p>

    Facebook Live Video - La Importancia De Tener Un Plan De Refugio

    Video by FEMA

    Justo Hernández, habla sobre los recursos disponibles en los centros de recuperación por desastre y la importancia de tener un plan de refugio.

  • <p>Caguas, Puerto Rico, May 30, 2018 - Michael Byrne, Federal Coordinating Officer, and Scott Erickson, Chief of Logistics, talk about hurricane preparedness 2018, while doing a walkthrough in the FEMA Distribution Center of the Caribbean.</p>

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    Caguas Puerto Rico FEMA warehouse

    Video by Richard Cardona

    Caguas, Puerto Rico, May 30, 2018 - Michael Byrne, Federal Coordinating Officer, and Scott Erickson, Chief of Logistics, talk about hurricane preparedness 2018, while doing a walkthrough in the FEMA Distribution Center of the Caribbean.

     


     

     


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  • <p>Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, September 20, 2018 - The municipality of Yabucoa was the first to receive Hurricane Mar&iacute;a&#39;s strong winds. The hurricane destroyed farms, along with cattle, plantain and coffee harvests. FEMA&#39;s federal partner the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is providing relief to farmers, who suffered damage from the hurricane through its Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program (WHIP).</p>

    One Year After: Hurricane Relief for Puerto Rico's Farmers

    Video by Yuisa Rios

    Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, September 20, 2018 - The municipality of Yabucoa was the first to receive Hurricane María's strong winds. The hurricane destroyed farms, along with cattle, plantain and coffee harvests. FEMA's federal partner the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is providing relief to farmers, who suffered damage from the hurricane through its Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program (WHIP).

  • <p style="margin-left:0in; margin-right:0in">Quebradillas, Puerto Rico, September 19, 2018 &ndash; Siren of the first recently installed system in Guajataca Dam that works with Integrated Public Alert &amp; Warning System (IPAWS) of the United States. FEMA funds were used to install a series of 7 sirens in different places near the Guajataca Dam to alert residents of danger and evacuation procedures. FEMA/ Michael Medina Latorre</p>

    Guajataca Siren

    Photo by Michael Medina-Latorre

    Quebradillas, Puerto Rico, September 19, 2018 – Siren of the first recently installed system in Guajataca Dam that works with Integrated Public Alert & Warning System (IPAWS) of the United States. FEMA funds were used to install a series of 7 sirens in different places near the Guajataca Dam to alert residents of danger and evacuation procedures. FEMA/ Michael Medina Latorre

  • <p>Juana D&iacute;az, Puerto Rico, October 5, 2018 - FEMA has&nbsp;approved the Permanent Housing Construction(PHC)&nbsp;program&nbsp;to&nbsp;elegible Hurricane Mar&iacute;a survivors in Puerto Rico. The PHC&nbsp;program&nbsp;provides repairs at no cost to owner-occupied homes that suffered significant damages to it&#39;s structure due to natural disasters. FEMA/Eduardo Mart&iacute;nez</p>

    Facebook Banner: Permanent Housing Construction in Juana Díaz

    Video by Eduardo Martinez

    Juana Díaz, Puerto Rico, October 5, 2018 - FEMA has approved the Permanent Housing Construction(PHC) program to elegible Hurricane María survivors in Puerto Rico. The PHC program provides repairs at no cost to owner-occupied homes that suffered significant damages to it's structure due to natural disasters. FEMA/Eduardo Martínez