Tag: Hurricane Maria
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This infographic shows the eye of Hurricane Maria and details the Southeast region response. Maria made landfall over Puerto Rico as a Category 4 Hurricane impacting 57 employees, 15 field stations and 22,000 acres. The Southeast region assisted our neighbors in Puerto Rico, Vieques, Culebra and St. Croix. The region accounted for all of our employees, helped FEMA with search and rescue, provided aerial transportation between islands, secured facilities with tarps and generators, provided security to DOI assets, enabled communication between local government and Service facilities, transported food, water and fuel, cleared roads, and stabilized facilities for Puerto Rican parrots. Learn more...
September 26, 2017 | 2 minute read
Puerto Rico is a long way from standing upright again, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials said on Tuesday. But the U.S. territory shows a few encouraging signs that it is trying to rise after Hurricane Maria knocked it flat. The island remains without power, Service workers said in a Tuesday conference call, but there are a few places where cell-phone service is working. There’s more. Five pallots of supplies – each containing generators, fuel and other essentials – left Miami Monday on a vessel headed to Puerto Rico. Read the full story...
September 25, 2017 | 2 minute read
Puerto Rico faces a “long road” toward recovery after Hurricane Maria, federal officials said Monday. That road has hardly begun. The island remains without power. Water shortages are critical. People are hungry. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is scrambling to help. In a conference call Monday, Service employees said they are mobilizing teams, have already sent needed supplies and plan to do more to help the island restore some of life’s basic necessities. Read the full story...
September 19, 2017 | 1 minute read
Puerto Rico, still staggering from Hurricane Irma, is now likely to get knocked down by Hurricane Maria. The category 4 storm is headed its way. Maria, with occasional wind gusts up to 190 mph, is expected to reach Puerto Rico’s east coast by 9 p.m. EST. Expect “extensive damage,” said Kevin Scasny, a meteorologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service). “It is not a good time” for Puerto Rico, he said in a Tuesday morning conference call with representatives of various Service divisions. Read the full story...