Puerto Rico Assistance
Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vazquez has declared a state of emergency and activated Puerto Rico’s National Guard to assist with response efforts. FEMA and Puerto Rico officials continue conducting joint damage assessments in the most impacted municipalities: Guanica, Guayanilla, Ponce and Yauco.
For those impacted by the earthquake, FEMA advises that residents listen to their local officials for initial instructions. FEMA strongly advises that residents consult with their local government officials for guidanceregarding the safety of their homes for re-entry.
Should residents need to evacuate their homes because of damage or due to power outages, they can visit http://www.manejodeemergencias.pr.gov for a list of shelters and other important information from local officials. Residents may also contact the Puerto Rico Emergency Management and Disaster Administration Bureau at 787-724-0124 to find the nearest shelter.