Hurricane Maria

Learn more about disaster relief efforts and assistance in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

If you still have loved ones who you have not been able to contact, please do not hesitate to contact my Tampa office at 813-871-2817.

U.S. Rep. Castor is proud of Tampa Bay’s immediate response to collect donations and items to send to our neighbors in Puerto Rico.  She has met with local Puerto Rican leaders to maximize collaboration, and will continue to fight for the resources the island needs to rebuild for resiliency, and stronger infrastructure and economy. 

U.S. Rep. Castor worked to help pass a bipartisan emergency appropriations bill for early disaster response in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and other communities affected by Hurricanes Maria, Irma and Harvey in the U.S. House.  U.S. Rep. Castor is Tampa Bay’s strongest advocate in fighting for the needed resources families on the island will need to rebuild. She urged President Trump to immediately waive the Jones Act, like he did for Florida and other states that have experienced severe disruptions of the oil supply system from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.  So that Puerto Ricans never again experience 100 percent power loss, as vice ranking member of the U.S. House Energy & Commerce Committee, U.S. Rep. Castor is requesting supplemental funding for Hurricanes Irma and Maria include robust electric generation, grid modernization and resiliency policies and pushed U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry on his department’s plans for grid resiliency on Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  In addition, U.S. Rep. Castor has urged for further mobilization of U.S. Department of Defense to deploy additional assets to support of Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as urged expanding Katrina tax law to provide critical tax relief for those hit by recent natural disasters.

Resources for loved ones in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands can be found here.

Ayuda para sus seres queridos en Puerto Rico y las Islas Vírgenes de los Estados Unidos se puede encontrar aqui.