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Get Home Repair Advice September 24 – October 5 in Bayamón, Carolina, Hatillo, Mayagüez and Salinas

Release date: 
September 19, 2019
Release Number: 
NR 385

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – 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 a 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 Sept. 24 to Oct. 5 at the following locations:





Plaza Río Hondo

Bayamón, Puerto Rico

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



Home Depot

Plaza Escorial

Carolina, Puerto Rico

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




Home Depot

Road Num. 2 km 84.3

Hatillo, Puerto Rico

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




Mayagüez Mall

975 Ave. Eugenio María de Hostos

Ste 110

Mayagüez, Puerto Rico

Tuesday-Saturday: 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.




National Lumber

Monserrate Mall

Road Num. 1, km 1.8

Luis Muñoz Rivera Road

Salinas, Puerto Rico

Sept. 24 to Sept. 28

Tuesday-Saturday: 7:30 a.m. to 5 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: 
September 20, 2019 - 10:58