GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – Kmart and Sears have teamed with FEMA to provide residents of Puerto Rico with free information and tips on how to make homes stronger and safer for hurricane season as they repair and rebuild their homes.
FEMA specialists will offer home improvement tips and share proven methods to prevent or reduce damage from a disaster. Specialists will also suggest techniques to build hazard-resistant homes and answer questions. Most of the information and free publications provided are aimed at do-it-yourself work and general contractors.
Topics include flood insurance, elevating utilities and rebuilding damaged homes. All assistance and information are available in English and Spanish.
FEMA advisors will be available August 6 to 11 in Ponce, San Juan and Vega Alta at the following locations:
Ponce, PR 00716
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Centro Gran Caribe Mall
Carr 2, Estatal
Monday-Friday: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For more information on Puerto Rico’s recovery from Hurricane María, visit fema.gov/disaster/4339.
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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