FEMA Gives Free Rebuilding Advice in Municipalities Across the Island

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January 10, 2023

San Juan, Puerto Rico — Disaster survivors who are repairing their homes after Hurricane Fiona can visit Walmart in Barceloneta and Canóvanas, Home Depot in Bayamón and Ponce and National Lumber hardware stores in Caguas, Guayama, Mayagüez and Utuado to talk with FEMA mitigation specialists about their damage and discuss how to make homes stronger and safer during the rebuilding process.

FEMA mitigation specialists will share tips about rebuilding and protecting homes from future disaster-related damage, such as high winds and water. They will also provide information on topics such as selecting contractors, understanding flood insurance coverage and emergency preparedness. No appointment is needed.

FEMA mitigation specialists will be available at the following locations from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Jan. 17 – 21.  Puerto Rico Sign Language (PRSL) interpreters will also be available.


Walmart Canóvanas

Carr. Núm. 3, Km 17.8

Canóvanas, PR 00729

PRSL available: Jan. 20

Walmart Barceloneta

Carr. Núm. 2, Km 56.8

Barrio Manatí Abajo

Barceloneta, PR 00617

PRSL available: Jan 19

Home Depot

Home Depot Bayamón

Ave. Main 725

Plaza del Sol Shopping Center

Bayamón, PR 00961

PRSL available: Jan. 17

Home Depot Ponce

Ave. Baramaya 3305

Reyna del Sur Shopping

Ponce, PR 00728

PRSL available: Jan. 18

National Lumber

National Lumber Guayama

Carr. Núm. 50, Calle McArthur

Guayama, PR 00784

PRSL available: Jan. 20

National Lumber Utuado

Carr. Núm. 123, Km 55

Barrio Salto Abajo

Utuado, PR 00641

PRSL available: Jan. 18

National Lumber Mayagüez

Calle Miramar 299

University Plaza

Mayagüez, PR 00680

PRSL available: Jan. 19

National Lumber Caguas

Carr. Núm. 1, Km 33.8

Urb Industrial Bairoa

Caguas, PR 00725

PRSL available: Jan. 17



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