State/Federal Disaster Recovery Centers to Open in Aguas Buenas

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Release date: 
October 7, 2011
Release Number: 
4017-036

SAN JUAN, PR -- The Government of Puerto Rico and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will open tomorrow, a State/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Aguas Buenas to support applicants which have already registered for disaster assistance with FEMA.

DRC operating hours are Monday through Friday, from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm and Saturday from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. The new center will be available at the following location:

DRC in Aguas Buenas
Estadio Sammy Rodríguez
Carr. 174, Km 28

Eligible individuals and families may apply for assistance by calling 1-800-621-3362 (FEMA), via internet at www.disasterassistance.gov, www.fema.gov or via mobile phone application m.fema.gov.

On August 27, 2011, President Obama granted a federal disaster declaration making individuals and families affected by Hurricane Irene in Adjuntas, Aguas Buenas, Arroyo, Caguas, Canóvanas, Carolina, Cayey, Ciales, Cidra, Coamo, Comerío, Fajardo, Guaynabo, 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.

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.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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