U.S. Response to the Impact of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

The Embassy thanks you for your interest and support as our country deals with the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. We would like to update you on the ongoing relief efforts. The U.S. Government response, led by FEMA, and including the Department of Defense and the U.S. Coast Guard, continues to bring much needed supplies and support to the island. These include:

  • There are more than 8,800 federal staff, including more than 600 FEMA personnel, on the ground in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, including 8 FEMA Urban Search & Rescue task forces
  • More than 4.4 million meals, 6.5 million liters of water, nearly 300 infant and toddler kits to support 3000 infants for a full week, 70,000 tarps, and 15,000 rolls of roof sheeting
  • 120 satellite phones arrived in Puerto Rico on Tuesday to help address communications needs on the ground
  • 86 generators
  • 7 million meals and 4 million liters of water are en route by barge