Get Home Repair Advice Feb. 17-22 at Sears in Mayagüez, Home Depot in Ponce

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CAGUAS, Puerto Rico – RealEstateRama – As the people of Puerto Rico repair and rebuild their homes, FEMA has teamed with Sears and Home Depot to provide free information and tips on how to make homes damaged by earthquakes and hurricanes stronger and safer.

FEMA mitigation community education and outreach specialists are available Monday, Feb. 17 to Saturday, Feb. 22 in Mayagüez and Ponce.



975 Ave. Hostos, Suite 110

Mayagüez, PR 00680

Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 a.m.



Home Depot

Avenida Baramaya

Ponce, PR 00728

Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.


The specialists will share successful methods to prevent or reduce damage from disasters and suggest techniques to build hazard-resistant homes. Most of the information and free publications provided are aimed at general contractors and those who take on do-it-yourself projects.

Teams will also share information on earthquakes and other natural disasters, and offer mitigation advice for damage caused by natural disasters.

All information and assistance will be available in English and Spanish.

For more information on Puerto Rico’s disaster recovery, visit the Government of Puerto and Facebook:

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FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters.

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-FEMA (3362) or 711 for Video Relay Service. Multilingual operators are available. (Press 2 for Spanish.) TTY call 800-462-7585. 

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