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 Guaynabo to support survivors from Hurricane Irene which have already registered for disaster assistance with FEMA.
DRC operating hours are Monday through Friday, from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm at the following location:
DRC in Guaynabo
Casa Alcaldía (Annex #2)
Calle José Julián Acosta
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.