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Get Home Repair Advice March 2-7 at National Lumber in Cabo Rojo, Peñuelas

Release Date Release Number
DR-4473-PR NR 22

CAGUAS, Puerto Rico – As the people of Puerto Rico repair and rebuild their homes, FEMA has teamed with 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 Monday, March 2 to Saturday, March 7 in Cabo Rojo and Peñuelas.



National Lumber

Carr. 100 km 5.8

Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico 00623

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



National Lumber

Carr. 385 km 0.4 Bo. Parque Industrial

Peñuelas, Puerto Rico 00624

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, www.fema.gov/disaster/4473, www.twitter.com/femaregion2 and Facebook: www.facebook.com/femapuertorico.



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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 Feb 29, 2020