President Obama Signs Puerto Rico Disaster Declaration

The President this week declared a major disaster exists in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and ordered Federal aid to supplement commonwealth and local recovery efforts in the area affected by Tropical Storm María during the period of September 8-14, 2011.

The President's action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in the municipalities of Juana Díaz, Naguabo, and Yabucoa.

Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures for the entire commonwealth.


Analysis

Now answer truthfully, for just a moment you thought that Obama just decided to declare all of a Puerto Rico a disaster, because of crime. Didn't you? I know I did...