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2019-03-06 15:52 - News Release

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – National Lumber has 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. 

2019-02-21 21:22 - News Release

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – 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.FEMA specialists will offer home improvement tips and share proven methods to prevent or reduce damage from a disaster. Specialists will also suggest techniques to build hazard-resistant homes and answer questions. Most of the information and free publications provided are aimed at do-it-yourself work and general contractors.

2019-02-20 19:38 - News Release

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – Hurricane Maria survivors receiving direct leasing or rental assistance from FEMA now have until Sept. 20, 2019 to find permanent housing. FEMA’s rental assistance program distributes payment to survivors for temporary housing. With direct lease, the agency pays landlords or property managers directly.

2019-02-20 17:39 - News Release

Guaynabo, Puerto Rico— To better prepare Puerto Rico’s disaster response capabilities, FEMA has created a pilot program that has been providing trainings since last April to the Puerto Rico Emergency Management and Disaster Administration Bureau’s emergency managers and interagency coordinators across the island. 

2019-02-20 17:27 - News Release

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – The Government of Puerto Rico and FEMA will open community recovery centers on Wednesday, Feb. 20 in San German and Toa Baja. San German: National Guard PR 360 KM 1.0 San German, PR  Toa Baja: Anexo Casa Alcaldía Dr. Blas C. Herrero Calle Rafael Arrieta #6 Toa Baja, PR 

2019-02-19 15:38 - News Release

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA has awarded $8.5 million in additional funds to Puerto Rico to cover costs related to Hurricane María.These awards bring the amount of funds obligated under FEMA’s Public Assistance program to $5.4 billion.                                                        

2019-02-14 18:18 - News Release

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA’s Helpline will remain open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. during Presidents’ Day on Monday, Feb. 18.  

2019-02-14 17:57 - News Release

Hundreds of thousands of homeowners continue to repair and rebuild their hurricane-damaged properties with assistance from several FEMA programs and other resources.

2019-02-14 17:39 - News Release

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – Case management services are available for survivors still receiving FEMA housing assistance.

2019-02-13 20:07 - News Release

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The restoration of the Cuartel de Ballajá Barracks, an Old San Juan landmark, is currently in progress with the help of more than $17.5 million in FEMA grants.