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Two more FEMA disaster recovery centers open


By The Star Staff


Another two disaster recovery centers (DRCs) are now open in Jayuya and Toa Baja, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced Sunday.


The additional centers are located in: Complejo Deportivo Llaneros, Calle José de Diego, Levittown, Toa Baja, PR 00949; and Universidad Ana G. Méndez, 2 Calle Romero Barceló #10, Jayuya, PR 00664 (the latter is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).


FEMA DCRs are open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted.


The joint DRCs, a collaboration between the municipality, the central government and FEMA, will help survivors of Hurricane Fiona apply to FEMA for assistance, upload the necessary application documents online, and receive answers to their questions in person.


Representatives of the Small Business Administration (SBA) will be present at both newly opened DRCs to provide information about the program and explain how to apply for SBA low-interest loans for homeowners, businesses, private non-profit organizations and renters.


They will also provide information on repairs and reconstruction to make homes more resilient to disasters.


Services are available in English and Spanish. If reasonable accommodation or a sign language interpreter is needed to contact FEMA, can email FEMA-PRaccesible@fema.dhs.gov or call 1-833-285-7448 (press 2 for Spanish).

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