FEMA Disaster Recovery Center open in Barceloneta

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GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – The government of Puerto Rico and FEMA opened a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Barceloneta on Thursday, Dec. 28.

DRCs serve homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Specialists from Puerto Rico 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 Barceloneta DRC is open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday through Saturdays

The DRC in Barceloneta is located at:

Centro Gubernamental Juan Cancel Ríos

PR-140

Barceloneta, PR 00617

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

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

Lines are open 7 a.m. to 7 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.

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

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