RINCÓN, Puerto Rico — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is available for survivors in Rincón whose homes or businesses were affected by the 2020 earthquakes. The DRC will open on Tuesday, April. 20, 2021 at 8 a.m. and is located in the Ventana al Mar- Salón Glamour, at Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos Avenue. Survivors can now apply in person for assistance and submit documents for their FEMA assistance applications.
At the DRC, survivors will find representatives from FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program, along with U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) specialists.
Hours of operation are from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Due to COVID-19 safety protocols, face coverings are required for entry and service.
- Call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 or (TTY) 800-462-7585. Press 2 for a Spanish-speaking operator. Lines are open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.
- Visit www.DisasterAssistance.gov.
- Download FEMA’s mobile app. Select Disaster Resources and click on Apply for Assistance Online. If you have an Apple device: Text APPLE to 43362. For those with an Android device: Text ANDROID to 43362. For more information go to: www.fema.gov/mobile-app.
- Survivors can request any necessary reasonable accommodation. People who are deaf or hard of hearing are encouraged to use the VRS or Video Relay Service.
For more information on recovery from these earthquakes, visit fema.gov/disaster/4473 and recuperacion.pr. Follow us on our social networks at Facebook.com/FEMAPuertoRico, Facebook.com/COR3pr and Twitter @COR3pr.