This IEM blog is a summary of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security’s Emergency Preparedness Response and Recovery Subcommittee Hearing on “UNDERSTANDING THE IMPORTANCE OF DHS PREPAREDNESS GRANTS: PERSPECTIVES FROM THE FIELD” that took place on Thursday, January 9, 2020. The Emergency Preparedness Response Subcommittee of the House’s Committee on Homeland Security […]
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IEM Spotlight: Jailene Rivera Training Specialist IEM Puerto Rico Where did you grow up? If not on Puerto Rico, when did you move to PR? I grew up in “La ciudad del Gigante Dormido,” a small town in the center of the Island called Adjuntas. What do you do for “IEM Puerto Rico”? I am […]
IEM Spotlight: Carlos J. Ruiz Acevedo, PE Operations Manager IEM Puerto Rico Where did you grow up in Puerto Rico? I grew up in Aguada, PR on the west side of the island. How were you and your family impacted by the 2017 Hurricanes? All Puerto Rico residents were impacted in one way or the […]
Four months ago, Hurricane Maria brought untold devastation to the island of Puerto Rico. Countless lives were lost, communities were upended, and billions of dollars in damages were left in the storm’s wake. From the wreckage, we have seen communities emerge and come together; strangers becoming neighbors and neighbors becoming family. The people of Puerto […]