GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – The government of Puerto Rico and FEMA will open Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) on Friday, Jan. 12 in Jayuya, Maricao, Toa Alta and Yabucoa.
DRCs serve homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of Hurricanes Irma and 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 DRCs at Jayuya, Toa Alta and Yabucoa are open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m and the DRC at Maricao is open 8 a.m to 5 p.m. All DRCs are open Thursdays through Saturdays. They are located at:
Jayuya: Toa Alta:
Estadio Municipal Marcos A. Massini Cancha Lauro Dávila
Carr. 144 Km. 4.1 Carr. 165 Interior
Jayuya, PR 00664 Toa Alta, PR 00954
Casa Alcaldía Parque del Niño
Calle José de Diego Carr. Ernesto Carrasquillo PR 901
Maricao, PR 00606 Yabucoa, PR 00767
Survivors impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria can register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or 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). 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.
To find location and hours of a DRC near you, visit https://egateway.fema.gov/ESF6/DRCLocator.
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.) Multilingual operators are available. (Press 2 for Spanish). TTY call 800 -462-7585.
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