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Get Home Repair Advice on July 30 - August 10 in Hatillo, Ponce, Río Grande and San Juan

Release date: 
August 6, 2019
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GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – ACE Hardware, Home Depot, Kmart, National Lumber 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. People who are deaf of hard of hearing may ask FEMA specialist for an interpreter and the agency will arrange to provide one.


Residents can learn ways to protect themselves and their family and neighbors by visiting with FEMA advisors from July 30 – August 10 at the following locations:



Home Depot

PR 2, Km 84.3

Hatillo, Puerto Rico

Tuesday-Saturday: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.



ACE Hardware

478 Tito Castro Ave.

Ponce, Puerto Rico

Tuesday-Saturday: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.



Ponce Bypass, Ste 135

Ponce, Puerto Rico
Tuesday-Saturday: 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.


Río Grande

National Lumber

PR 3

Río Grande, Puerto Rico

Tuesday-Saturday: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


San Juan


Montehiedra Town Center

State Hwy 52 and Sr 842

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Tuesday-Saturday: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


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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Last Updated: 
August 6, 2019 - 11:52