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2020-02-19 20:10 - News Release

CAGUAS, Puerto Rico – Fourteen municipalities are now eligible to be reimbursed by the federal government for debris removal and for emergency protective measures that were triggered by the 6.4 earthquake on Jan. 7. 

2020-02-18 21:51 - News Release

CAGUAS, Puerto Rico – On Dec. 28, an earthquake rattled Puerto Rico’s southwest coast, destroying homes and cultural treasures. Unfortunately, it was just a precursor to a magnitude 6.4 temblor that struck the same area on Jan. 7. 

2020-02-15 15:13 - News Release

CAGUAS, Puerto Rico – As the people of Puerto Rico repair and rebuild their homes, FEMA has teamed with Sears and Home Depot to provide free information and tips on how to make homes damaged by earthquakes and hurricanes stronger and safer.FEMA mitigation community education and outreach specialists are available Monday, Feb. 17 to Saturday, Feb. 22 in Mayagüez and Ponce. 

2020-02-13 16:42 - News Release

CAGUAS, Puerto Rico – Few things are as unsettling as having the earth move beneath your feet without warning. If you just can’t overcome feelings of unhappiness or unease, you are not alone. Help is at hand, and it’s free. 

2020-02-12 20:51 - News Release

CAGUAS, Puerto Rico – Homeowners and renters in the 25 southwest Puerto Rico municipalities that were approved for disaster assistance for the recent earthquakes may apply for assistance from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration. 

2020-02-12 12:58 - News Release

CAGUAS, Puerto Rico – A free legal aid hotline is now available to eligible Puerto Rico residents affected by the earthquakes that began in December. 

2020-02-11 14:19 - News Release

CAGUAS, Puerto Rico – FEMA mitigation community education and outreach specialists will be at two Kmart locations to answer questions and to provide free information and tips on how to strengthen and secure homes damaged by earthquakes and hurricanes.  

2020-02-10 22:06 - News Release

CAGUAS, Puerto Rico – At the request of the Government of Puerto Rico, FEMA has approved the Transitional Sheltering Assistance program which provides eligible earthquake survivors hotel or motel lodging within Puerto Rico, paid for by FEMA.  

2020-02-07 20:45 - News Release

EDITOR’S NOTE: This version CORRECTS the deadline for filing for DUA from Feb. 28, 2020, to March 3, 2020 and clarifies filing requirements. 

2020-02-06 23:24 - News Release

CAGUAS, Puerto Rico – Nine more municipalities that were affected by the earthquakes that began Dec. 28, 2019, in southwest Puerto Rico have been designated as eligible for FEMA’s Individual Assistance program.