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Cataño and Vega Baja Disaster Recovery Centers closing permanently on May 28

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Release Date:
5月 26, 2022

San Juan, Puerto Rico – The Disaster Recovery Centers in Vega Baja and Cataño are scheduled to close permanently on Saturday, May 28, but disaster assistance is still available. The deadline to apply for FEMA assistance is Tuesday, May 31, 2022.

Survivors of the affected municipalities of Cataño, Dorado, Toa Baja, Vega Alta, and Vega Baja can continue to visit temporary centers open in nearby municipalities.

The temporary centers are located at:

San Juan, Puerto Rico – The Disaster Recovery Centers in Vega Baja and Cataño are scheduled to close permanently on Saturday, May 28, but disaster assistance is still available. The deadline to apply for FEMA assistance is Tuesday, May 31, 2022.

Survivors of the affected municipalities of Cataño, Dorado, Toa Baja, Vega Alta, and Vega Baja can continue to visit temporary centers open in nearby municipalities.

The temporary centers are located at:

Pabellón Comercial Rafael Hernández Colón

Junta de Inscripción Permanente de Candelaria

Calle Méndez Vigo #349

RR-865

(in front of Residencial El Dorado), Dorado

Barrio Candelaria, Toa 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.

FEMA will continue to support survivors with several options to apply for disaster assistance. You can 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.

To get additional information or find the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) nearest you, click on the FEMA DRC link: Fema.gov/drc.

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.

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