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Get Home Repair Advice March 26 – April 6 in Bayamón, Carolina, Hatillo, Mayagüez and Ponce

Release date: 
March 22, 2019
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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 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 from March 26 to April 6 at the following locations:




Plaza Río Hondo 167

Expreso Río Hondo

Bayamón, Puerto Rico

Tuesday-Saturday: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.




506 Calle Truncado 2355

Hatillo, Puerto Rico 00659

Tuesday-Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.




Los Colobos Shopping Center

Ave. 65 Infantería

Carolina, Puerto Rico

Tuesday-Saturday: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.




2765 Ave. Hostos

Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 00680

Tuesday-Saturday: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.



2150 Ponce By Pass Ste. 335

Ponce, Puerto Rico

Tuesday-Saturday: 8:30 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.


For 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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March 22, 2019 - 13:27