SAN JUAN, PR -- The Government of Puerto Rico and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will open tomorrow, two additional State/Federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) in Naguabo and Naranjito to support applicants which have already registered for disaster assistance with FEMA.
DRCs operating hours are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday, until further notice. The new centers will be available at the following locations:
DRC in Naguabo
Parroquia Nuestra Sra. Del Rosario
12 Calle Juan R. Garzot
DRC in Naranjito
Carr. 164 Km 7.4 Interior
On August 27, 2011, President Obama granted a federal disaster declaration making individuals and families affected by Hurricane Irene in Aguas Buenas, Arroyo, Caguas, Canóvanas, Carolina, Cayey, Cidra, Coamo, Comerío, Fajardo, Gurabo, Humacao, Jayuya, Juncos, Las Piedras, Loíza, Luquillo, Naguabo, Naranjito, Orocovis, Patillas, Ponce, Río Grande, San Juan, San Lorenzo, Trujillo Alto, Vega Baja, Vieques, and Villalba, eligible to apply for disaster assistance.
During this hurricane season, individuals and families should have their emergency kits and plans ready. Residents in vulnerable areas should remain aware of any hazardous situations in their communities, listen to local officials and follow their instructions, and learn more about emergency preparedness by visiting www.ready.gov.
FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.