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Readout from Secretary Nielsen’s Trip to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands: On August 3, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen traveled to San Juan, Puerto Rico and St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands to discuss ongoing hurricane recovery and preparedness efforts. Secretary Nielsen was joined by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Brock Long and General Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy, Commander, United States Northern Command.

While in Puerto Rico, Secretary Nielsen received a briefing regarding ongoing recovery efforts from Federal Coordinating Officer Mike Byrne and met with FEMA employees working at the Joint Field Office. She thanked the group for their continued commitment to the people of Puerto Rico and acknowledged their steadfast efforts to provide resources and support to Puerto Rican municipalities, institutions, and citizens. Secretary Nielsen also received an operational tour of a FEMA call center. Additionally, Secretary Nielsen joined Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló and First Lady Beatriz Rosselló at a back-to-school event for students preparing for the new school year. Secretary Nielsen joined Governor Rosselló and the First Lady in distributing backpacks to students, and thanked them for their ongoing partnership with the Department of Homeland Security.

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Readout from Secretary Nielsen’s Trip to  and the U.S. Virgin Islands: On August 3, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen traveled to San Juan, Puerto Rico and St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands to discuss ongoing hurricane recovery and preparedness efforts. Secretary Nielsen was joined by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Brock Long and General Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy, Commander, United States Northern Command.
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