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Community Recovery Centers Change Hours Temporarily

Release date: 
July 19, 2019
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GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – All Community Recovery Centers will close at noon on Friday, July 19,2019 due to anticipated disruptions of transportation as a result of ongoing protests across the island. In addition, all centers will be closed on Monday, July 22.


Centers are expected to resume their regular hours of operation on Tuesday, July 23. Any further changes to hours will be contingent on the current situation on the island and community recovery center staff will be notified, if necessary.


The centers serve all community members and visitors do not have to be registered with FEMA to access these services. Representatives from local and volunteer agencies are available at centers across the island to provide assistance with housing repairs, rental resources, FEMA case review, emotional and spiritual wellness services and legal services.


Recovery officials encourage Irma and María survivors who registered for disaster assistance with FEMA to stay in touch. If survivors change addresses or phone numbers they should contact FEMA to update their information. Missing or incorrect information could result in delays in receiving assistance.

FEMA’s helpline will remain open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Disaster survivors whose homes were affected by hurricanes Irma and María can get updates on their applications, learn about the appeals process or check the status of their claims by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362). For Spanish press 2. People who use a TDD may call 800-462-7585.



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: 
July 19, 2019 - 12:39