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Building back safer and stronger: A roadmap for Puerto Rico

Mitigation is often discussed in terms of future benefits but especially for places like Puerto Rico, investing in mitigation will bring immediate rewards, as well.

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Puerto Rico Starts Anew

The people of Puerto Rico deserve the same level of service, compassion, and speed of disaster recovery as any other U.S. citizen on the mainland. When it comes to helping governments rebuild smarter and stronger, IEM has defined the art of what is possible.

For nearly four decades, IEM has helped governments prepare for, respond to, and recover from the worst disasters in U.S. history. We have effectively managed hundreds of millions of dollars of disaster assistance coming from a wide array of sources and programs, including federal, state, local, non-profit, philanthropic, and private sector organizations. Most importantly, throughout every part of our work, we never lose sight of our primary objective: putting survivors first.

Puerto Rico deserves a best-in-class effort to make a full recovery from these hurricanes. Already, IEM has personnel deployed in Puerto Rico providing life-saving air operations and logistical support for evacuees and first responders. We are ready to hit the ground running to bring normalcy back to the lives of Puerto Ricans, encourage tourism, and finally help Puerto Rico make a full recovery from this catastrophe.

Preparing for disasters needs to result in actionable plans. The threat of disasters is real and will only grow in frequency and severity over time. The good news is that we are not powerless against this challenge. As tragic as Maria was, we now have an opportunity to make important improvements on how we prepare for the worst. Because it is not a matter of if, but when, it will happen again.




Our Services

  • Whether it is a small-scale event or a catastrophic disaster lasting months, IEM’s team of experienced emergency managers is ready to help you prepare for and confront any type of crisis.

Emergency Management

Whether it is a small-scale event or a catastrophic disaster lasting months, IEM’s team of experienced emergency managers is ready to help you prepare for and confront any type of crisis.

Air Operations and Transportation

Airfield operations are a lynchpin of any successful major disaster response. IEM Air offers a wide-array of specialized aviation support for clients, including post-disaster airfield assessments, logistics and operations support, and drone operations.

Program Management

IEM helps to develop a clear, mission-focused roadmap for program success based on best practices gained over three decades of experience.

Digital Services

We deliver user-friendly IT solutions that address the most complex challenges our clients face, increasing efficiency, saving costs, and enhancing transparency.


Disaster Housing and Recovery

IEM has supported the most significant post-disaster, long-term housing missions conducted over the past 10 years. From design to implementation, we engage with communities to identify the best solutions to fit their recovery needs with compassion, integrity, and speed of service.

Mitigation & Resilience

A smart recovery means integrating strategies to build back safer and stronger. IEM can help you put mitigation measures at the forefront of your recovery, reducing future costs, recovery time, and lives lost before the next disaster strikes.

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