The impact from hurricanes Irma and María in 2017 overwhelmed Puerto Rico’s infrastructure, damaging or destroying power, water, health, communications and transportation systems.
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.
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.
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.
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.
While Nov. 30 marks the end of a historic hurricane season, FEMA and its partners continue to work diligently in support of disaster survivors recovering from the devastating season. Four hurricanes made landfall: Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate (the first three were classified as major hurricanes, which affected roughly 25.8 million people). Also during this season, nearly two dozen large wildfires burned more than 200,000 acres of land in northern California.
This year’s hurricane season has tested our nation. It has tested the endurance of our first responders. It has tested the capacity of government at all levels to respond. It has tested the faith of survivors who have lost everything.
From Pensacola on the west end of the Panhandle to Key West, Hurricane Irma has had a severe impact across the state of Florida.
U.S. Virgin Islanders who were directly impacted by hurricanes Irma or Maria and were receiving rental assistance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) before the storms should register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Today, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke traveled to Marathon and Miami, Florida to observe Hurricane Irma response and recovery efforts.