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Revised: Get Home Repair Advice Feb. 25-29 at Home Depot in Mayagüez, National Lumber in Ponce

Release date: 
February 25, 2020
Release Number: 
DR-4473-PR NR 21

CAGUAS, Puerto Rico As the people of Puerto Rico repair and rebuild their homes, FEMA has teamed with Home Depot and National Lumber to provide free information and tips on how to make homes damaged by earthquakes and hurricanes stronger and safer.


FEMA mitigation community education and outreach specialists are available Tuesday, Feb. 25 to Saturday, Feb. 29 in Mayagüez and Ponce.



Home Depot

State Hwy. 2 Km 149.5, Western Plaza

Mayagüez, PR 00682

Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.



National Lumber

Zona Industrial San Rafael

1660 Carr. 2

Ponce, PR 00731

Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.



The specialists will share successful methods to prevent or reduce damage from disasters and suggest techniques to build hazard-resistant homes. Most of the information and free publications provided are aimed at general contractors and those who take on do-it-yourself projects.


Teams will also share information on earthquakes and other natural disasters, and offer mitigation advice for damage caused by natural disasters.


All information and assistance will be available in English and Spanish.


For more information on Puerto Rico’s disaster recovery, visit the Government of Puerto Rico,, and Facebook:





FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters.


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) or 711 for Video Relay Service. Multilingual operators are available. (Press 2 for Spanish.) TTY call 800-462-7585.


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Last Updated: 
February 25, 2020 - 16:12