Puerto Rico

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
On Sept. 20, 2017, Hurricane María made landfall in Puerto Rico as a Category 5 storm, flattening trees and flooding neighborhoods. Bridges and roads collapsed, and the island was plunged into darkness with no electricity, water, phones or internet service. FEMA’s response effort became the largest and longest commodity delivery mission in the agency’s history. The recovery has included a massive infusion of public assistance and mitigation funding. Those resources have been instrumental to rebuilding a more robust Puerto Rico, fit for its resilient and strong people.
Common Hazards in this State

PR Emergency Management Bureau

Mailing Address:
PO Box 194140
San Juan, PR 00919-4140

Physical Address:
Carr. 1 Km. 24.5
Bo. Quebrada Arenas, San Juan, PR 00926

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

Puerto Rico State Citizen Corps Council
P.O. Box 9066597
San Juan, PR 00906-6597
(787) 622-9301

Last Updated: 08/20/2019