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Get Home Repair Advice Feb. 17-22 at Sears in Mayagüez, Home Depot in Ponce

CAGUAS, Puerto Rico As the people of Puerto Rico repair and rebuild their homes, FEMA has teamed with Sears and Home Depot to provide free information and tips on how to make homes damaged by earthquakes and hurricanes stronger and safer.

FEMA mitigation community education and outreach specialists are available Monday, Feb. 17 to Saturday, Feb. 22 in Mayag
üez and Ponce.

Sat, 15 Feb 2020 15:13:33 +0000

Crisis Counseling Approved for Six Municipalities in Southwest Puerto Rico

CAGUAS, Puerto Rico – Few things are as unsettling as having the earth move beneath your feet without warning. If you just can’t overcome feelings of unhappiness or unease, you are not alone. Help is at hand, and it’s free.


Thu, 13 Feb 2020 16:42:35 +0000

Be a sweetheart: prepare your family now for spring weather

AUSTIN, Texas – Show you care this Valentine’s Day by ensuring your loved ones and your home are ready for possible spring floods.


If it can rain, it can flood. Floods are the most frequent – and the most costly – natural disasters in the United States. Hurricane Harvey impacted 41,500 square miles of Texas in August 2017, resulting in 92,351 flood insurance claims which paid out $9 billion.

Thu, 13 Feb 2020 15:13:17 +0000

FEMA Region IV Seeks Youth Leaders for National Youth Preparedness Council

ATLANTA – Youth from communities across the Southeast are encouraged to apply for FEMA’s national Youth Preparedness Council. The Council provides an opportunity for young leaders to share their perspectives, feedback, and opinions related to preparedness, and grow their leadership skills while supporting the resilience of their communities.

Thu, 13 Feb 2020 15:00:38 +0000

Help from FEMA and SBA Now Available for Earthquake Survivors

CAGUAS, Puerto RicoHomeowners and renters in the 25 southwest Puerto Rico municipalities that were approved for disaster assistance for the recent earthquakes may apply for assistance from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration.


Wed, 12 Feb 2020 20:51:37 +0000

Lynn Haven approved for $7.3 million to reimburse debris removal costs

PANAMA CITY, Fla. FEMA has approved $7,284,609 for the state of Florida to reimburse the city of Lynn Haven for debris removal costs following Hurricane Michael. Disaster-generated debris posed a threat to public health, safety, natural resources and tourism.


Wed, 12 Feb 2020 18:20:55 +0000

Additional $3.1 million approved for Blountstown

PANAMA CITY, Fla. FEMA has approved two projects ($1,106,063 and $1,955,261) for a total of $3,061,324 for the state of Florida to reimburse the city of Blountstown for recovery expenses following Hurricane Michael.


The city is receiving $1,106,063 for public utilities costs including repairs to gas and water utilities, as well as restoration of electrical services citywide.

Wed, 12 Feb 2020 18:08:01 +0000

Mexico Beach approved for $3.6 million

PANAMA CITY, Fla. FEMA has approved an additional $3,566,397 for the state of Florida to reimburse the city of Mexico Beach for the cost of emergency protective measures taken after Hurricane Michael.


This grant reimburses the city for repairs to an emergency beach berm following the October 2018 storm, including replacing sand, installing fencing, planting vegetation and building beach access walkways.

Wed, 12 Feb 2020 18:06:26 +0000

Free Legal Information Available for Those Affected by the Earthquakes

CAGUAS, Puerto Rico – A free legal aid hotline is now available to eligible Puerto Rico residents affected by the earthquakes that began in December.


Wed, 12 Feb 2020 12:58:07 +0000

FEMA and COR3 Obligate an Additional $63 Million for Recovery Work in Puerto Rico

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA and the Central Office for Recovery, Reconstruction and Resilience, or COR3, have obligated an additional $63 million in funds for 56 projects related to the recovery and reconstruction of Puerto Rico. These funds were obligated between Jan. 31 and Feb. 6.


Tue, 11 Feb 2020 11:27:33 +0000