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Release date: 
April 6, 2018
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FEMA Administrator Brock Long visited Puerto Rico this week to see the ongoing recovery efforts in Puerto Rico, discuss preparation for the 2018 hurricane season, and meet with Governor Ricardo Rossello. During his visit, Administrator Long visited the island of Vieques and toured the ongoing stabilization efforts of the Guajataca Dam. He met with Vieques Mayor Daisy Cruz Christian and local hospital Administrator Dora Berenguer to discuss the building efforts to turn a local shelter into a temporary medical facility until the permanent hospital can be rebuilt.  Administrator Long visited he Guajataca Dam spillway, that feeds several water treatment plants, to see the efforts to stabilize and repair the structure. The Administrator also visited with federal and contract workers who continue the recovery efforts in Puerto Rico.











Brock Long (right), FEMA Administrator, shakes the hand of
Vieques Mayor Daisy Cruz (foreground, left) during a visit to 
Vieques, Puerto Ricoto review the progress of recovery on the
island. Extending best wishes to the mayor is Omar J. Marrero
(left), Executive Director, Puerto Rico GARCentral Office of Recovery. 
FEMA partners with federal agencies, the state, local communities,
counties, municipalities, volunteer organizations active in disaster
(VOAD) and tribal entities to provide assistance to disaster survivors
and local communities. Photo by Christopher Mardorf/FEMA


Brock Long (right), FEMA Administrator, speaks with Dora
Berenguer (left), Vieques Hospital Administrator, during a visit
to Vieques, Puerto Rico to review the progress of recovery on
the island. In the foreground blurred stands Omar J. Marrero (center), 
Executive Director, Puerto Rico GAR Central Office of Recovery


Brock Long wraps up his visit to Puerto Rico today after meeting
with local officials, discussing long-term recovery efforts, and supporting
progress after Hurricane Maria.


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Last Updated: 
April 6, 2018 - 19:34