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Puerto Rico Disaster Relief 2018: FEMA Appeals

Recorded on: Jan. 23, 2018
Running Time: 01:59:04

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria (which made landfall on September 20 2017, and was the most  powerful storm to hit Puerto Rico in nearly a century), Puerto Rico continues to face tremendous challenges.

If you would like to assist the legal community with legal support in its relief efforts, this program will provide you with important information about Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) appeals. 

This program is being produced as part of the Ayuda Legal Huracán María initiative of LatinoJustice (

For important information about Hurricane Maria and insurance coverage, FEMA, and employment issues, please click here to watch the free video on Puerto Rico Disaster Relief .

Topics include:

  • Review of the FEMA appeals process from an applicant’s perspective
  • Overview of the procedure and timeline
  • Most common reasons for FEMA denials
  • Best practices for challenging denials

Who should view this program:

All attorneys who would like to assist the legal community in Puerto Rico with legal support in relief efforts..

Lecture Topics [Total time 00:01:45]

  • Opening Remarks [00:02:14]
    Natasha Bannan
  • FEMA Appeals [01:56:49]
    William Friedman

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  • Puerto Rico Disaster Relief 2018: FEMA Appeals

Natasha Bannan ~ Associate Counsel, LatinoJustice PRLDEF
William Friedman ~ Acting Director, Storm Response Unit, New York Legal Assistance Group
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