GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – As the people of Puerto Rico rebuild homes damaged by the flooding and hurricanes of last September, FEMA and National Lumber have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on how to make homes stronger and safer during the rebuilding process.
FEMA mitigation specialists will be on hand to answer questions and offer home improvement tips, along with proven methods to prevent or reduce damage from future disasters, as well as techniques to build hazard-resistant homes. Most of the information and free publications provided are geared for do-it-yourself work and general contractors.
Recovery topics include flood insurance, elevating utilities and rebuilding flooded homes.
All information and assistance will be available in English and Spanish.
FEMA advisors will be available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Feb. 12 through Feb. 16, at these locations:
Carr. #2 KM 100.1 Bo Coco
Quebradillas, PR 00678
Carr.112 KM1.3 Int
Ave. Agustin R. Calero
Isabela, PR 00662
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-FEMA (voice, 711/VRS - Video Relay Service). Multilingual operators are available. (Press 2 for Spanish). TTY call 800 -462-7585.
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