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Disaster Recovery Center Reopens in San Juan

Release date: 
April 27, 2018
Release Number: 
164

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – A disaster recovery center will reopen Saturday in San Juan to help disaster survivors and businesses affected by hurricanes Irma and María.

Location:       
Museo de Vida Silvestre
1075 Ave. John F. Kennedy (Marginal)
San Juan, PR  00920

Beginning Saturday, April 28, the center’s hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Disaster recovery centers are staffed with representatives from the Government of Puerto Rico and municipalities in addition to FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration, nongovernmental organizations and the local community. Survivors can get help applying for federal assistance, learn about the types of assistance available, learn about the appeals process and get updates about applications. The staff speaks English and Spanish.

Survivors with disabilities can be assured they will receive the same services and assistance offered to everyone in the disaster area. Disaster recovery centers have assistive technology equipment that allows disaster survivors to use amplified telephones; phones that display text; amplified listening devices for people with hearing loss, and magnifiers for people with vision loss. The centers also have accessible parking, ramps and restrooms.

To find the location and hours of a recovery center near you, visit fema.gov/DRC. The last day to register with FEMA and apply for SBA low-interest disaster loans is June 18.

For more information on hurricane María recovery, visit fema.gov/disaster/4339.

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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 (3362) 711/VRS - Video Relay Service). Multilingual operators are available. (Press 2 for Spanish). TTY call 800-462-7585.

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Last Updated: 
April 27, 2018 - 15:16