Federal Teams Working to Restore Power and Stabilize Critical Infrastructure after Hurricane Maria

Release Date: 
September 28, 2017

For Immediate Release
FEMA News Desk
Phone: 202-646-3272

WASHINGTON – 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.

More than half of dialysis centers in Puerto Rico and the U.S.

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Three Ways To Help After Hurricane Maria

Release Date: 
September 27, 2017

For Immediate Release
FEMA News Desk
Phone: 202-646-3272

WASHINGTON – 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

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Written testimony of DHS Acting Secretary Elaine Duke for a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing titled “Threats to the Homeland”

Release Date: 
September 27, 2017

342 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Chairman Johnson, Ranking Member McCaskill, and distinguished members of the Committee, I would like to thank the Committee for inviting me to testify on the threats facing our great Nation and what we are doing to confront them. First though, I would like to recognize the service of former Secretary John Kelly. While his tenure at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) ended early, his

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Written testimony of DHS Acting Secretary Elaine Duke for a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing titled “Threats to the Homeland”

Release Date: 
September 27, 2017

342 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Chairman Johnson, Ranking Member McCaskill, and distinguished members of the Committee, I would like to thank the Committee for inviting me to testify on the threats facing our great Nation and what we are doing to confront them. First though, I would like to recognize the service of former Secretary John Kelly. While his tenure at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) ended early, his

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Police chiefs stage their own protest against NFL players

Buffalo Bills players kneel in protest during the National Anthem before a game against the Denver Broncos at New Era Field. Sep 24, 2017; Orchard Park, NY, USA © Reuters / Free

Police chiefs are unimpressed with the NFL players “taking a knee” in protest over police brutality and have warned their officers not to participate, while threatening to burn NFL merchandise and boycott security.

The Chicago Police Department promised to reprimand two black officers …

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Federal Response Teams Assisting in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands

Release Date: 
September 25, 2017

For Immediate Release
FEMA News Desk
Phone: 202-646-3272

WASHINGTON – 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.

To aid in life sustaining missions, six FEMA Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) task forces are deployed to the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico and

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Federal Government Continues Hurricane Maria Response and Relief Operations

Release Date: 
September 25, 2017

For Immediate Release
FEMA News Desk
Phone: 202-646-3272

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) continues to coordinate federal support for U.S. Virgin Islands’ and Puerto Rico’s response efforts.  Federal partners are aggressively working to meet and overcome challenges to opening ports and restoring power to bring additional life-saving commodities and personnel into disaster-affected areas.

FEMA Urban Search & Rescue (US&R) task forces rescued

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President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for the U.S. Virgin Islands

Release Date: 
September 22, 2017

For Immediate Release
FEMA News Desk
Phone: 202-646-3272

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands to supplement territory recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Maria from September 16, 2017, and continuing.

The President’s action makes federal funding available to affected individuals on the island of St. Croix. Assistance can include

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President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Puerto Rico

Release Date: 
September 22, 2017

For Immediate Release
FEMA News Desk
Phone: 202-646-3272

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.

The President’s action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in the Aguas Buenas, Aibonito, Arecibo, Arroyo,

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President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Puerto Rico

Release Date: 
September 22, 2017

For Immediate Release
FEMA News Desk
Phone: 202-646-3272

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.

The President’s action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in the Aguas Buenas, Aibonito, Arecibo, Arroyo,

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