Since Hurricane Maria impacted the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its federal partners continue to work in support of the Islands.
Infographic overview of federal efforts to prepare for and respond to Hurricane Maria, as of September 29, 2017.
Today, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke traveled to Puerto Rico to observe Hurricane Maria response and recovery efforts, and to meet with Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló and other local officials.
Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke will hold a media availability in Puerto Rico today with Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rosselló. Acting Secretary Duke and Governor Rosselló will discuss the ongoing Hurricane Maria recovery efforts.
Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke will travel to Puerto Rico tomorrow with other senior administration officials responsible for the federal response to meet with local officials and observe the Hurricane Maria recovery.
In the wake of Hurricane Maria, the top priority of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the entire federal government is continuing to provide life safety and life sustaining resources to Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands. This includes efforts to restore power, and stabilize critical infrastructure.
In the wake of a disaster, Americans have always come together with compassion and courage to ask how they can help survivors. For Hurricane Maria, there are three ways that the public can leverage the expertise and experience of non-profit, faith- and community-based organizations and private sector partners to most effectively and efficiently help provide support for survivors in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and ensure that an individual contribution – whether financial donation or personal volunteerism – is carried out responsibly.
As the response to Hurricane Maria continues, and the recovery begins, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the entire federal family remain focused on life-saving and life-sustaining measures to ensure the safety of residents in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI).
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In the wake of Hurricane Maria, life, personal safety, and access to safe shelters for disaster survivors remain a priority of local responders, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the entire federal family.