The impact from hurricanes Irma and María in 2017 overwhelmed Puerto Rico’s infrastructure, damaging or destroying power, water, health, communications and transportation systems.
Written testimony of FEMA Administrator for a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing titled “ FEMA: Prioritizing a Culture of Preparedness”
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Brock Long addresses the historic disaster season of 2017, the lessons we’ve learned, and his plans for the future of FEMA.
Written testimony of FEMA for a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing titled “Update on the Restoration of Puerto Rico’s Electric Infrastructure”
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Office of Response and Recovery Associate Administrator Jeff Byard addresses DHS and FEMA’s ongoing efforts to assist with power restoration in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands following the devastating hurricanes in 2017.
Written testimony of FEMA for a House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on National Security hearing titled “Bureaucratic Challenges to Hurricane Recovery in Puerto Rico”
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Office of Response and Recovery Assistant Administrator for Field Operations Mike Byrne addresses DHS and FEMA’s response and recovery efforts in Puerto Rico following the devastating hurricanes in 2017.
Written testimony of FEMA for a House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Interior, Energy and Environment hearing titled “The Historic 2017 Hurricane Season: Impacts on the U.S. Virgin Islands”
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Federal Coordinating Officer William Vogel addresses U.S. Department of Homeland Security and FEMA’s efforts to assist with response and recovery in the U.S. Virgin Islands following recent devastating events.
On September 8, 2017 and in recognition of the severity of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Elaine Duke approved a waiver of the federal Jones Act. This waiver will ensure that over the next week, all options are available to distribute fuel to states and territories impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, both historic storms. The waiver will be in effect for seven days after signature and is specifically tailored to transportation of refined products in hurricane-affected areas.