Seven State/Federal Disaster Recovery Centers to Close

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Release date: 
October 17, 2011
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SAN JUAN, PR -- The State/Federal Disaster Recovery Centers in Carolina, Comerío, Coamo, Patillas, Jayuya, Orocovis and Villalba will be ceasing their operations on Saturday, October 22, 2011, announced today officials of the Government of Puerto Rico and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Survivors may continue visiting the remaining DRCs and applying for disaster assistance by calling 1-800-621-3362 (FEMA), via internet at, or via mobile phone application

These seven DRCs will operate their regular schedule from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m, until October 22, 2011 in the following locations:

DRC in Carolina
La Cerámica Industrial Park
Lote 1 A5 Ave. Campo Rico

DRC in Comerío
Centro Cívico Cultural
Calle Muñoz Rivera

DRC in Coamo
Edwin "Puruco" Nolasco
Carr. 14, Boulevard  Piel Canela

DRC in Patillas
Biblioteca Electrónica
35 Calle Muñoz Rivera

DRC in Jayuya
Complejo Deportivo
Filiberto García
Estadio Municipal
Marcos A. Massini,
Carr. 140

DRC in Orocovis
Centro de Bellas Artes
Calle Antiguo Hospital
(al lado del tribunal)

DRC in Villalba
Casa de la Juventud
Sheila M. López Zayas
Avenida Pedro Albizu Campos

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.

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.

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July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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