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 Yabucoa to support applicants which have already registered for disaster assistance with FEMA.
Partnering with State and Municipal governments, FEMA will provide survivors information on disaster assistance available, low interest federal disaster loans, disaster crisis counseling, voluntary agency disaster assistance and preventive measures to mitigate future damages to property and life.
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 Yabucoa
Coliseo Municipal Pedro Albizu Campos
Carr. 901, Km. 0.0
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. Those with speech or hearing disability may call (TTY) 1-800-462-7585.
On October 18, 2011, President Obama granted a federal disaster declaration making individuals and families affected by Tropical Storm María in Juana Díaz, Naguabo and Yabucoa, eligible to apply for disaster assistance. This assistance may include temporary housing, home repairs and other uninsured, disaster-related necessary expenses and serious needs.
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.