Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced today declared a state of emergency on the Island due to the imminent passage of the potential cyclone 9.
“This declaration of emergency meets the requirements for all agencies and municipalities to activate the procedures emergency purchase specials to acquire the materials and services that are essential to respond to the emergency, "reads the executive order.
The Department of Public Safety (DSP) shall prepare and present estimates of the funds required to carry out work eviction, rescue, response and recovery of the affected regions.
Based on this estimate, the Secretary of the Treasury and the director of the Office of Management and Budget will allocate the available funds to comply with the provisions of the executive order.
“The Secretary of the Treasury and the director of the Office of Management and Budget are authorized to establish, of any ra funds available, including the Emergency Fund, a special budget to cover those expenses necessary to carry out the tasks of eviction, rescue, response and recovery, "reads the order.
According to the 2:00 p.m. bulletin from the National Hurricane Center (NHC), the system continues with winds of 45 miles per hour (mph), although it has not yet been classified as a tropical storm.