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Media Advisory: Press Conference to Update Response Efforts in Puerto Rico

Release date: 
October 20, 2017
Release Number: 
R2 DR-4339-PR MA 011

   WHO:             PUERTO RICO GOVERNOR Ricardo Rosselló 
                          Federal Coordinating Officer Michael Byrne
                          Department of Homeland Security Acting Deputy Secretary Claire Grady

                          Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González-Colón (R-Puerto Rico)
                          Representative Sean Duffy (R-WI-07)
                          Representative Dan Donovan (R-NY-11)
                          Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL-23)
                          Representative Joseph Crowley (D-NY-14)

    WHEN:          SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2017, 1:10 p.m. EDT


    WHERE:       CENTRO DE CONVENCIONES, First Floor Press Room,

                          100 Convention Blvd, San Juan, PR, 00907-4900


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – This congressional delegation will view hurricane damage, meet with residents and first responders, and take questions from reporters. The media availability will be limited to 15 minutes for questions and answers after opening statements.

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FEMA External Affairs Officer Delyris Aquino addresses the media about the FEMA Distribution Center procedures and the distribution of supplies to help Hurricane María survivors.
San Juan, PR, September 26, 2017 - FEMA External Affairs Officer Delyris Aquino addresses the media about the FEMA Distribution Center procedures and the distribution of supplies to help Hurricane María survivors.  Eliud Echevarría / FEMA Download Original


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Last Updated: 
January 3, 2018 - 11:59