Disaster Recovery Centers to close in 4 towns
By The Star Staff
The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) temporary Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Caguas, Mayagüez, Ponce and Vega Baja will close permanently on Thursday, Dec. 8 at 5 p.m.
Meanwhile, the hours of service will be Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. until the closure, after which survivors can still check the status of their application online at DisasterAssistance.gov or through the FEMA mobile app. People can also call the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-3362 to discuss their case with a FEMA representative. Press 1 for English, 2 for Spanish and 3 for other languages.
People who use a relay service, such as video relay service (VRS), captioned phone service, or others must provide FEMA with the number assigned for this service.
Phone lines operate from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. seven days a week.