FEMA Disaster Recovery Center now open in Utuado

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The government of Puerto Rico and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) opened a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Utuado on Saturday Nov. 11.

DRCs serve homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of Hurricane Maria. Specialists from the government of Puerto Rico and municipalities, FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration, nongovernmental organizations and the local community will be on hand to help survivors register for assistance, answer questions and provide information on the types of assistance available to survivors. Services are provided in English and Spanish.

The Utuado DRC is open seven days a week, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The DRC in Utuado is located at:
Terminal Carros Públicos Carmelo Martel
Calle Sargento Malvé
Utuado PR 00641

 

Survivors impacted by Hurricane Maria can register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-3362 (voice, 711/VRS - Video Relay Service).

For TDD call 800-462-7585. Multilingual operators are available. (Press 2 for Spanish).

Lines are open 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.

Registering with FEMA is the first step toward qualifying for disaster assistance which may include grants to help homeowners and renters pay for temporary housing, essential home repairs, personal property replacements and disaster-related needs not covered by insurance.

Additional DRCs are located in Aguadilla, Arecibo, Barranquitas, Bayamón, Camuy, Canóvanas, Carolina, Cayey, Culebra, Fajardo, Guayama, Guaynabo, Humacao, Manati, Mayagüez, Naranjito, Orocovis, Ponce, Rio Grande, Toa Baja and Vieques.

With the exception of Canóvanas, these DRCs are open 7 days a week:

Estadio Luis A. Canena Márquez
Carr. #2  Km. 124
Aguadilla PR 00603
7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Cancha de Voleibol
Domingo "Lulo" González
Calle 24 Urb. Villa Carolina, Ext. #2,
Carolina PR 00919
7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Coliseo Manuel G. Iguina Reyes
Expreso José De Diego
Arecibo PR  00612
7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Estadio Municipal Pedro Montañez
PR-14 Calle Matías Soto
Cayey PR 00736
7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Centro de Recepciones y Bellas Artes
Ave. José Zayas Green, PR 152 Ramal, Barrio Barrancas,
Barranquitas PR 00794
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Escuela Ecológica Carmelo Delgado
Calle Luis Muñoz Marín
Int. Calle Escudero Bda. Clark
Culebra  PR 00775
7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Estadio Juan Ramón Loubriel
Carr. 2 Int. Calle Estadio
Bayamón PR 00959
7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Estadio Concepción Pérez Alberto
Ave. Valero 310-312
Fajardo PR 00738
7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Centro Villa Pesquera
Carr. 485 Km. 2.3 Bo. Membrillo
Camuy PR 00627
7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Centro de Convenciones
Catalino “Tite” Curet Alonso
PR-54 Ave. Pedro Albizu Campos
Guayama PR 00784
7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Centro Cultural Loiza Valley
Calle Amapola # 2 Esq. Azucena
Canóvanas PR 00729
7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday through Saturdays only
Centro Yolanda Guerrero
Calle Parque de los Niños Albolote
Guaynabo PR 00970
7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Centro de Bellas Artes de Humacao
Boulevard Nicanor Vázquez
Humacao PR 00792
7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Ponce Servicios
72 Calle Mayor
Ponce PR 00730
7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Acrópolis de Manatí
Cancha Ramón “Tigre” Siragura
PR-149 Int. Carr. 670
Manatí PR 00674
7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Cancha Balonmano
Néstor Milete Echevarría
PR-3 Km 2.3
Marginal Zona Industrial Las Flores,
Río Grande PR 00745
7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Estadio Isidoro García,
Sábalos, Int. Carretera #102 & Carretera # 63
Mayagüez PR 00682
7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Complejo Deportivo Llanero Avoli
6ta Sección Ave Los Dominicos, Int.
Calle Jose de Diego
Levittown Toa Baja PR 00949
7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Capilla Ecuménica
Sector El Cementerio
Bo. Achiote
Naranjito PR 00719   
7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Centro de Uso Múltiples
Calle Antonio G. Mellado
Int. Calle San Francisco
Vieques PR  00765
7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Centro de Recepciones de Orocovis
PR-1 Carr. 155
Calle Luis Muñoz Marín
Orocovis PR 00720
7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 

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FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

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 800-621-3362 (voice, 711/VRS - Video Relay Service). TTY, call 800-462-7585. Multilingual operators are available (press 2 for Spanish).

The SBA is the federal government’s primary source of money for the long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged property. SBA helps businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners and renters, which can cover the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged real estate and personal property. These disaster loans cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries and do not duplicate benefits of other agencies or organizations.

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