San Juan, Puerto Rico - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $1 million in disaster assistance for survivors of the severe storm, floods and landslides that occurred on February 4 – 6, 2022.
Disaster Assistance grants distributed to survivors include over $507,500 in Housing Assistance to repair damaged homes and nearly $496,000 in Other Needs Assistance, which covers personal property damaged during the disaster.
FEMA assistance for individuals and families affected by the severe storm, floods and landslides can help with rental assistance, temporary housing, home repairs, personal property losses and other disaster-related needs not covered by insurance. Both homeowners and renters may be eligible for assistance. The deadline to apply for disaster assistance is May 31.
Survivors from the affected municipalities of Cataño, Dorado, Toa Baja, Vega Alta, and Vega Baja are eligible to apply for disaster assistance. To get additional information, find the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) nearest you, click on the FEMA DRC link: Fema.gov/drc.
The temporary centers are located at:
Pabellón Comercial Rafael Hernández Colón
Calle Méndez Vigo #349
(in front of Residencial El Dorado), Dorado
Junta de Inscripción Permanente de Candelaria
Barrio Candelaria, Toa Baja
Centro de Usos Múltiples
Carr. PR-5, Km 2.6
Sector Juana Matos, Cataño
Centro Comunal Los Naranjos
Barrio Cabo Caribe Comunidad Los Naranjos,
Parcela 119-A Vega Baja
Regular hours: Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
You may also apply with FEMA through your smart phone, home computer or by phone. The fastest ways to apply for assistance are:
- Online at DisasterAssistance.gov
- By phone at 800-621-3362. Press 1 for English, 2 for Spanish and 3 for all other languages. Those who use a relay service such as video relay service (VRS), captioned telephone service or others, give FEMA the number for that service. Phone lines operate from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week
- Download FEMA’s mobile app. Select Disaster Resources and click on Apply for Assistance Online.
For more information about Puerto Rico’s recovery from the February floods, visit Fema.gov/disaster/4649. Follow us on social media at Facebook.com/FEMAPuertoRico, Follow the FEMA Region 2 Twitter account at www.twitter.com/FEMAregion2.