FEMA Updates

  • Hurricane Maria Response and Relief Operations Underway
    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) top priority is to provide life-saving resources to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, while aggressively working to gain greater access to disaster affected areas.Federal coordinating officers and other FEMA personnel are on the ground, coordinating with the governors of the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, and their respective emergency management agencies. Language English
  • FEMA and its Partners Provide Reunification Guidance for Hurricane Maria Survivors and their Loved Ones
    WASHINGTON – As the United States responds to Hurricane Maria’s damage to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is connecting community partners with disaster survivors and their loved ones, to reunite families separated as a result of the storm. Language English
  • Federal Aid Programs for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
    Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Donald J. Trump's disaster declaration issued for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required: Language English
  • President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Puerto Rico
    WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to supplement the Commonwealth and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Maria from September 17, 2017, and continuing. Language English
  • Finalize Preparations for Hurricane Maria, Follow Directions of Local Officials
    WASHINGTON – As Hurricane Maria makes landfall today and tomorrow in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, residents should continue to heed the instructions of territorial, commonwealth, and local officials.Residents should be ready to take shelter, finish charging cell phones, and have emergency supplies readily available. Language English
  • Federal Aid Programs for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
    Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Donald J. Trump's emergency disaster declaration issued for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.Assistance for the Commonwealth and affected Local Governments Can Include as Required: Language English
  • President Donald J. Trump Signs Emergency Declaration for Puerto Rico
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal emergency aid has been made available to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to supplement Commonwealth and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions in the area affected by Hurricane Maria beginning on September 17, 2017 and continuing. Language English
  • FEMA Encourages Residents & Visitors in Hurricanes’ Paths to Prepare Now
    WASHINGTON - As Hurricane Maria advances toward the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, and Hurricane Jose approaches the northeastern United States, residents and visitors in potentially affected areas should review their preparations. Always remember, listen to the instructions of state, tribal, territorial, commonwealth, and local officials.   Language English
  • FEMA Provides Update on Federal Support to Hurricane Irma Response
    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continues coordinating the efforts of the federal family, working alongside state, Commonwealth, tribal, territorial, and local emergency responders to help address the immediate needs of survivors following Hurricane Irma. Language English
  • FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program Enhances the Flood Claims Process and Extends Grace Period for Policy Renewals
    WASHINGTON—To support the ongoing disaster recovery, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is enhancing the flood insurance claims process, and extending the grace period for paying policy renewal premiums for insured survivors affected by Hurricane Irma. Language English
  • Hurricane Irma Response and Relief Operations Continue with Full Federal Capability
    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continues coordinating the efforts of the federal family, working alongside state and local emergency responders to help address the immediate needs of survivors, following Hurricane Irma. Language English
  • Sheltering and Immediate Assistance Available after Hurricane Irma
    WASHINGTON – In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, life, personal safety, and access to safe shelter remains a priority of local officials, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the entire federal family. Language English
  • Coordinated Efforts Underway to Meet Survivor Needs and Restore Basic Services in Virgin Islands
    St. Croix, Virgin Islands – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is coordinating a major federal effort in the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) to rush much-needed care and commodities to Hurricane Irma survivors while supporting the restoration of basic services.One week since Hurricane Irma tore through the Virgin Islands, FEMA continues to work with the federal family, as well as territorial, local, private sector and voluntary agency partners, to respond to immediate survivor needs while jumpstarting the longer-term recovery effort. Language English
  • Federal Family Continues Response and Relief Operations Following Hurricane Irma
    WASHINGTON – In the wake of Hurricane Irma, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is actively coordinating the efforts of the federal family, working alongside state and local emergency responders to help address the immediate needs of survivors. Language English
  • Federal Partners Supporting Hurricane Irma Response Efforts
    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continues to coordinate the efforts of dozens of federal agencies supporting response following Hurricane Irma’s damage to the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Florida.  Today, more than 38,000 federal personnel are working to support state, Commonwealth, territorial, tribal and local officials; additional staff continue to deploy. Language English
  • FEMA Advises Disaster Applicants to Beware of Rumors, Misinformation, and Fraud
    WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is raising awareness that Hurricane Irma disaster survivors, and their friends and family, should be alert for false rumors, scams, identity theft, and fraud. Although many Americans are working hard to help their neighbors now, during chaotic times, some will always try to take advantage of the most vulnerable. Language English
  • Federal Family Continues Response and Relief Operations Following Hurricane Irma
    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is actively coordinating the efforts of dozens of federal agencies as recovery and relief efforts following Hurricane Irma continue, in the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI), Puerto Rico, and Florida. Language English
  • FEMA Officials and Federal Family Supporting Local Response to Hurricane Irma
    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), through its National and Regional Response Coordination Centers and liaisons to the National Hurricane Center, is actively monitoring the track of Tropical Storm Irma and supporting local authorities as they respond to the damage already caused in Florida, the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI), and Puerto Rico. Language English
  • FEMA and Federal Partners Continue to Support Life Saving and Life Sustaining Efforts in the Caribbean
    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continues to coordinate the federal government's efforts to support Commonwealth, territorial, local, private sector, and non-profit partners, as Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) continue response and recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Irma.The top priority of the federal government, as we work together to support response efforts, is protecting the lives and safety of those in affected areas.  Language English
  • Federal Family Responds to Hurricane Irma
    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its federal partners are closely monitoring the situation in the Southeastern United States as Hurricane Irma – a Category 3 storm with sustained winds of 135 miles per hour when it made landfall in Marco Island, Florida just after 3:30 p.m. EDT Sunday -- continues moving over Florida. Hurricane Irma first made landfall in the U.S. mainland at Cudjoe Key in the lower Florida Keys just after 9 a.m. on Sunday according to the National Weather Service. Language English
  • U. S. Virgin Island Residents Encouraged to Register for Federal Assistance
    ST. THOMAS, VI – Disaster survivors in the territory of the U.S Virgin Islands are encouraged to register for federal disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments. Language English
  • Federal Aid Programs for The Commonwealth Of Puerto Rico
    Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Donald J. Trump's disaster declaration issued for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required: Language English
  • President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Puerto Rico
    WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to supplement the Commonwealth and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Irma from September 5, 2017, and continuing. Language English
  • FEMA and its Partners Provide Reunification Guidance for Hurricane Irma Survivors
    WASHINGTON – As the United States responds to Hurricane Irma’s damage to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and prepares for impacts to the mainland, the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is connecting community partners with disaster survivors to reunite families separated as a result of Hurricane Irma. Language English
  • Federal Aid Programs for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Emergency Declaration
    Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Donald J. Trump’s emergency disaster declaration issued for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.Assistance for the Commonwealth and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required: Language English

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