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2019-06-21 13:17 - News Release

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – All Puerto Rico Community Recovery Centers will change their days of operations beginning June 24. The centers will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The centers serve all community members and visitors do not have to be registered with FEMA to access these services. Representatives from local and volunteer agencies are available at centers across the island to provide assistance with housing repairs, rental resources, FEMA case review, emotional and spiritual wellness services and legal services.

2019-06-13 20:42 - News Release

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – National Lumber and Home Depot have teamed with FEMA to provide residents of Puerto Rico with free information and tips on how to make homes safer and stronger from earthquakes and tsunamis. 

2019-06-06 20:31 - News Release

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – Disasters can take an emotional toll on survivors that may last long after the event is over. It’s normal to experience stress and worry about what can happen when a new hurricane season starts.  

2019-05-31 14:38 - News Release

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – Home Depot, Kmart and National Lumber have teamed with FEMA to provide residents of Puerto Rico with free information and tips on how to make homes safer and stronger from earthquakes and tsunamis. 

2019-05-24 16:00 - News Release

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – In observance of Memorial Day, all community recovery centers in Puerto Rico will close at 4 p.m. on Saturday May 25. Operations will resume on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 with a new schedule of Tuesdays to Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

2019-05-24 13:57 - News Release

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – The Vieques public community health center, or CDT, is determined eligible for replacement. An Independent Expert Panel (IEP) officially concurred with FEMA and the Central Office for Recovery, Reconstruction and Resiliency’s, or COR3, joint recommendation that funding to restore the Vieques CDT be based on the replacement value. Congress requires an IEP to review the decision to base funding on repair or replacement for certain projects.

2019-05-23 15:38 - News Release

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA’s Puerto Rico Joint Recovery Office will broadcast its first radio program “Dando Palique” on Mix 107.7 FM, beginning Saturday, May 25 and will focus on the island’s recovery efforts, emergency management and preparedness. 

2019-05-22 14:41 - News Release

Resilience starts with financial preparedness. Hurricanes happen often with little or no warning, and the unexpected can take a toll on your financial planning. Below are financial preparedness tips that may help you be prepare for the 2019 hurricane season.

2019-05-17 16:37 - News Release

 Hurricane Maria posed a threat to so many on the island, residents have become more conscious of what they need to do to prepare themselves for possible disasters in the future. But certain populations, such as college students, pregnant women, young children, the elderly and those with accessible needs should take special precautions

2019-05-15 17:40 - News Release

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico –Kmart and Sears have teamed with FEMA to provide residents of Puerto Rico with free information and tips on how to make homes safer and stronger.