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Puerto Rico Hurricane Fiona

DR-4671-PR
Puerto Rico

Periudha e Incidentit: Sht 17, 2022 - Sht 21, 2022

Data e Deklaratës: Sht 21, 2022


Ka përfunduar tashmë: Periudha e Aplikimit për Ndihmë në Katastrofat Natyrore

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Dita e fundit për individët dhe familjet që të aplikojnë për ndihmë pasi ka kaluar kjo katastrofë natyrore. Ju nuk keni më të drejtë të bëni një kërkesë të re.

Për të verifikuar statusin e një kërkese të paraqitur më parë, shkoni në faqen DisasterAssistance.gov.

Aplikova për Ndihmë. Çfarë ka më tej?

Ju do të njoftoheni me letër prej FEMA-s ose përmes postës së Sh.B.A-së ose me komunikim elektronik. Mund të duhet të verifikoni identitetin ose kryeni një kontroll në shtëpi. Të gjitha inspektimet do të kryhen me telefon për shkak të COVID-19 dhe nevojës për të mbrojtur sigurinë dhe shëndetin e forcës tonë të punës dhe mbijetuesve.

“Ndihma pas një Katastrofe Natyrore”

E përkthyer në 27 gjuhë, broshura “Ndihma pas një Katastrofe Natyrore” është një mjet për tu ndarë në komunitetin tuaj për t’i ndihmuar njerëzit të kuptojnë llojet e ndihmës FEMA që mund të jetë e disponueshme për të mbështetur individët dhe familjet në rikuperimin nga katastrofat natyrore.

Shkarkoni broshurat

Bëhuni vullnetar dhe dhuroni

Rikuperimi pas një katastrofe natyrore mund të zgjasë për disa vite. Ka disa mënyra për të ndihmuar si dhurimi i parave të gatshme, sendeve të nevojshme ose kohës tuaj. Mësoni më shumë rreth mënyrës për të ndihmuar personat në nevojë.

Të hysh në Marrëdhënie Biznesi me FEMA

Nëse jeni të interesuar në ofrimin e shërbimeve me pagesë, vizitoni Doing Business with FEMA page (faqen tonë ‘Të hysh në Marrëdhënie Biznesi me FEMA’) për të filluar Doing Business with FEMA page.


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Period to Apply for Hurricane Fiona Disaster Assistance Has Closed

The period to apply for Disaster Assistance ended on Monday, November 21, 2022. However, help is still available. Applicants should get in touch with FEMA to update information and receive application assistance.

Ways to Get in Touch With FEMA

  • Going online at DisasterAssistance.gov to check application status, upload requested documents, update contact information, and submit an appeal.
  • Calling the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-3362 to discuss their case with a FEMA representative, receive help understanding a FEMA determination, help writing an appeal, and rescheduling a missed home inspection. Press 1 for English, 2 for Spanish and 3 for all other languages.
    • People who use a relay service such as video relay service (VRS), captioned telephone service or others, provide FEMA the number for that service. Phone lines operate from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. seven days a week.

Keep Your Recovery on Track

Rebuild Stronger: Free Advice from a Specialist

Disaster survivors who are repairing their homes after Hurricane Fiona can visit select Walmart, Home Depot and National Lumber hardware stores to talk with FEMA mitigation specialists about their damage and discuss how to make homes stronger and safer during the rebuilding process. FEMA mitigation specialists will share tips about rebuilding and protecting homes from future disaster-related damage, such as high winds and water. They will also provide information on topics such as selecting contractors, understanding flood insurance coverage and emergency preparedness. Find a location near you:

FEMA mitigation specialists will be available at the following stores from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., January 24 - 28 at:

  • Walmart Mayagüez, Ave. Hostos 975, Mayagüez, PR 00680

  • Walmart Santa Isabel, Carr. Núm. 153, Km 7.2, Santa Isabel, PR 00757

  • Home Depot Carolina, Ave. 65th 133, Barrio San Antón, Parque Escorial, Carolina, PR 00983

  • Home Depot Montehiedra, Expreso 52 Carr. Núm. 842, Montehiedra Town Center, San Juan, PR 00928

  • National Lumber Juncos, Carr. Núm. 31, Juncos Plaza, Juncos, PR 00777

 

FEMA mitigation specialists will be available at the following stores from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., January 31 - February 4 at:

  • Walmart Cayey, Plaza Cayey 102, 8000 Ave. Jesus T. Piñero, Cayey, PR 00736      [PRSL available: Jan. 30/Feb. 3]

  • Home Depot Mayagüez, Western Plaza, Carr. Núm. 2, Km 149.5, Mayagüez, PR 00682      [PRSL available: Jan. 31/Feb. 2]

  • National Lumber Salinas, Monserrate Mall, Carr. Núm. 1, Km 1.8, Calle Luis Muñoz Rivera, Salinas, PR 00751      [PRSL available: Jan. 30/Feb. 1]

     

Mitigation plans are key to breaking the cycle of disaster damage and reconstruction. Learn More

Verifying Home Ownership or Occupancy

FEMA is required to verify you lived at the address in your application as your primary residence before providing most types of IHP Assistance. FEMA is also required to verify you owned your home before providing Home Repair or Replacement Assistance.

As part of our effort to make the disaster assistance process quicker and reduce the burden on applicants, we try to verify occupancy and ownership by using an automated public records search.

If we cannot verify you lived in or owned the home that you listed in your application, we will ask you to provide documents to prove occupancy and/or ownership to help us determine if you are eligible for assistance.

Learn more:

How to Appeal Your FEMA Determination

If you disagree with a FEMA decision about your eligibility for disaster assistance, you have the right to submit an appeal within 60 days from the date FEMA has on the determination letter.

An appeal is a written request to FEMA to review your file again, and an opportunity to provide new or additional information not previously submitted that may affect the decision. You may appeal any decision from FEMA regarding your application for Individual Assistance, such as your initial eligibility decision, the amount or type of assistance provided to you, late applications, requests to return money, or a denial of Continued Temporary Housing Assistance.

In your appeal provide documentation of the damage that affected your essential living space or made your home uninhabitable. That includes home repair estimates and receipts, insurance information (settlements/denial of claim letter), contractor bids or photos. And be sure to include any information or documents that FEMA requests in the decision letter.

Keep in mind that after FEMA receives your letter, you may receive a phone call or a follow-up letter asking for more information.

You can get help writing your appeal letter, as well as address other disaster-related legal concerns through free legal disaster-related assistance provided by Disaster Legal Services (DLS). For information about DLS, call the toll-free legal aid hotline Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. at 1-800-981-5342 or by email at info@ayudalegalpr.org.

If you have questions regarding the determination letter you received or how to file an appeal, you may contact a FEMA Helpline agent at 1-800-621-3362 (FEMA), or (TTY) 1-800-462-7585. You may also choose to request a copy of your file from FEMA to help you understand why you received the decision you want to appeal.

For more information and advice on the appeals process, see: Tips for Appealing a FEMA Decision

Beware of Fraud and Scams

After disasters there are people who will try to take advantage of survivors. Protect yourself from fraud, scams, and identity theft:

  • Do not let someone into your home who claims to be a FEMA employee but does not have a FEMA photo ID. Always ask to see a FEMA photo ID badge. A FEMA shirt or jacket is not proof of identity.
  • FEMA personnel will never ask for money in exchange for an inspection or application assistance.
  • If you get a call informing you that you are eligible for a FEMA disaster assistance program, do not provide any personal information. FEMA personnel will not contact you if you did not register for FEMA assistance.

If you suspect fraud, contact local law enforcement and call the FEMA Disaster Fraud Hotline at 1-866-720-5721.

Learn more

Additional Resources

Disaster Legal Services (DLS)

Disaster Legal Services can provide free legal help to low-income disaster survivors. If you are not able to get adequate legal services for your disaster-related needs, DLS may be able to help with the following:

  • Insurance claims for medical bills, loss of property, and loss of life 
  • New wills, powers of attorney, and other legal papers lost during the disaster
  • Home-repair contracts and contractors
  • Problems with landlords
  • Proof of homeownership
  • FEMA assistance appeals

Disaster Legal Services attorneys are not FEMA employees. Their services are confidential and they do not share information with FEMA. 

For information about DLS, call the toll-free legal aid hotline Monday - Friday from 8 AM - 6PM at 1-800-981-5342 or by email at info@ayudalegalpr.org. This service is provided by the Young Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association and Servicios Legales de Puerto Rico in collaboration with FEMA.

Additional Multimedia

Below you can find social media graphics and images with important safety messaging in various languages, including English, Chinese, Spanish and Vietnamese.

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Detyrime financimi

Ndihma personale Amount
Total Housing Assistance (HA) - Dollars Approved $43,653,306.06
Total Other Needs Assistance (ONA) - Dollars Approved $564,158,476.20
Total Individual & Households Program Dollars Approved $607,811,782.26
Individual Assistance Applications Approved 728490
Ndihma publike Amount
Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated $109,566,490.66
Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated $28,274.74
Total Public Assistance Grants Dollars Obligated $115,439,640.66