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Get Home Repair Advice Feb. 26 - March 9 in Arecibo, Canóvanas, Salinas and Yauco

Release date: 
February 21, 2019
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GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – Kmart and National Lumber have teamed with FEMA to provide residents of Puerto Rico with free information and tips on how to make homes safer and stronger from earthquakes and tsunamis.

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.

Free disaster preparedness information on earthquakes and tsunamis will also be available. All assistance and information are available in English and Spanish.

Residents can learn ways to protect themselves and their family and neighbors by visiting with FEMA advisors Feb. 26 to March 9 at the following locations: 

National Lumber 
Carr. 10 Km 82.5           
Bo. Tanamá
Arecibo, PR
Tuesday- Saturday: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.      


National Lumber 
Los Colobos 
Carr. 3 Km 13 Hm 7 
Bo. Canovanillas
Canóvanas, PR
Tuesday- Saturday: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

National Lumber
Carretera Principal 
Salinas, PR 
Tuesday- Saturday: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.


601 Yauco Plaza II
Yauco, PR
Tuesday- Saturday: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.


People who are deaf or hard of hearing may ask a FEMA specialist for an interpreter and the agency will arrange to provide one.


or more information on Puerto Rico’s recovery from Hurricane María, visit


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: 
February 21, 2019 - 16:22