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FEMA Disaster Recovery Center now open in Lares

Release date: 
November 16, 2017
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The government of Puerto Rico and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) opened a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Lares on Thursday Nov. 16.

DRCs serve homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of Hurricane Maria. Specialists from the government of Puerto Rico and municipalities, FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration, nongovernmental organizations and the local community will be on hand to help survivors register for assistance, answer questions and provide information on the types of assistance available to survivors. Services are provided in English and Spanish.

The Lares DRC is open Thursday through Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The DRC in Lares is located at:

Cancha David Cuevas

Carr. 111 KM 34.9 Ave. Los Patriotas

Lares PR 00669

Survivors impacted by Hurricane Maria can register online at or call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-3362 (voice, 711/VRS - Video Relay Service).

For TDD call 800-462-7585. Multilingual operators are available. (Press 2 for Spanish).

Lines are open 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.

Registering with FEMA is the first step toward qualifying for disaster assistance which may include grants to help homeowners and renters pay for temporary housing, essential home repairs, personal property replacements and disaster-related needs not covered by insurance.

Additional DRCs are located in Adjuntas, Aguadilla, Arecibo, Barranquitas, Bayamón, Camuy, Canóvanas, Carolina, Cayey, Culebra, Fajardo, Guanica, Guayama, Guaynabo, Gurabo, Humacao, Manati, Mayagüez, Naranjito, Orocovis, Ponce, Rio Grande, Toa Baja, Utuado and Vieques.

Antigua Escuela Jose Julián Acosta

18 Calle Rodolfo Gonzalez Int.

Adjuntas PR 00601

7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sunday through Tuesdays only

Estadio Luis A. Canena Márquez

Carr. #2  Km. 124

Aguadilla PR 00603

7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Coliseo Manuel G. Iguina Reyes

Expreso José De Diego

Arecibo PR  00612

7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Centro de Recepciones y Bellas Artes

Ave. José Zayas Green, PR 152 Ramal, Barrio Barrancas,

Barranquitas PR 00794

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Estadio Juan Ramón Loubriel

Carr. 2 Int. Calle Estadio

Bayamón PR 00959

7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Centro Villa Pesquera

Carr. 485 Km. 2.3 Bo. Membrillo

Camuy PR 00627

7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Centro Cultural Loiza Valley

Calle Amapola # 2 Esq. Azucena

Canóvanas PR 00729

7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Thursday through Saturdays only

Cancha de Voleibol

Domingo "Lulo" González
Calle 24 Urb. Villa Carolina, Ext. #2,

Carolina PR 00919

7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Estadio Municipal Pedro Montañez

PR-14 Calle Matías Soto

Cayey PR 00736

7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Escuela Ecológica Carmelo Delgado

Calle Luis Muñoz Marín

Int. Calle Escudero Bda. Clark

Culebra  PR 00775

7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Estadio Concepción Pérez Alberto

Ave. Valero 310-312

Fajardo PR 00738

7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Club Puertorriqueño Ensenada Guánica

Calle J La Joya de Ensenada

Guánica PR 00647

7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Centro de Convenciones

Catalino “Tite” Curet Alonso

PR-54 Ave. Pedro Albizu Campos

Guayama PR 00784

7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Centro Yolanda Guerrero

Calle Parque de los Niños Albolote

Guaynabo PR 00970

7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Estadio Evaristo “Varo” Roldan

Carr. 181 Int. Calle 1 y Calle 3

Gurabo PR 00778

Sunday through Tuesdays only

Centro de Bellas Artes de Humacao

Boulevard Nicanor Vázquez

Humacao PR 00792

7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Acrópolis de Manatí

Cancha Ramón “Tigre” Siragura

PR-149 Int. Carr. 670

Manatí PR 00674

7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Estadio Isidoro García,

Sábalos, Int. Carretera #102 & Carretera # 63

Mayagüez PR 00682

7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Capilla Ecuménica

Sector El Cementerio

Bo. Achiote

Naranjito PR 00719   

7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Centro de Recepciones de Orocovis

PR-1 Carr. 155

Calle Luis Muñoz Marín

Orocovis PR 00720

7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Ponce Servicios

72 Calle Mayor

Ponce PR 00730

7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Cancha Balonmano

Néstor Milete Echevarría

PR-3 Km 2.3

Marginal Zona Industrial Las Flores,

Río Grande PR 00745

7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Complejo Deportivo Llanero Avoli

6ta Sección Ave Los Dominicos, Int.

Calle Jose de Diego

Levittown Toa Baja PR 00949

7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Terminal Carros Publicos Carmelo Martel

Calle Sargento Malvé

Utuado PR 00641

7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Centro de Uso Múltiples

Calle Antonio G. Mellado

Int. Calle San Francisco

Vieques PR  00765

7 a.m. to 7 p.m.




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.

Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-3362 (voice, 711/VRS - Video Relay Service). TTY, call 800-462-7585. Multilingual operators are available (press 2 for Spanish).

The SBA is the federal government’s primary source of money for the long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged property. SBA helps businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners and renters, which can cover the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged real estate and personal property. These disaster loans cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries and do not duplicate benefits of other agencies or organizations.

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Last Updated: 
January 3, 2018 - 11:58