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FEMA All Hazard Preparedness Campaign moves into supermarkets and other stores

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All Hazard Preparedness Campaign is in supermarkets and stores by FEMA to inform people how to rebuild by using mitigation measures to avoid future damages.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continues its All Hazards Preparedness Campaign in supermarkets and stores throughout the Island, to advise people on how to rebuild by implementing mitigation measures to prevent future damages. In July 2010, FEMA began this Campaign in hardware stores where more than 13,698 persons have been reached. 

Partnering with local supermarkets and stores, FEMA will provide an opportunity for customers to talk face-to-face with experienced personnel about: building requirements, regulations, and preventive measures to mitigate damages to property and life. FEMA is emphasizing alertness among communities that have been affected by natural disasters to be ready for all types of emergencies. "We are encouraging families and individuals to be alert, and to be prepared in a proactive way,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Justo Hernandez. “If you are considering improving your home, we will offer you specialized guidance on how to do it better.”

During September 7 - 9, FEMA Mitigation Information booths will be available at the following stores, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.:

  • Almacenes Pitusa
    San Lorenzo Shopping Center
    Carr. #203 (Expreso Chayanne)      
    San Lorenzo, PR
  • Almacenes Pitusa
    Yabucoa Plaza Shopping Center  
    Carr. #182, Int. Carr. #900
    Yabucoa, PR
  • FEMA is emphasizing alertness among communities to be ready for all types of emergencies

    Almacenes Pitusa
    Bo. Navarro, Carr. #189
    Salida #4
    Gurabo, PR
  • Almacenes Pitusa
    Urb. Jardines de Santa Isabel
    Carr. #153
    Santa Isabel, PR
  • Almacenes Pitusa
    Los Dominicos Shopping Center      
    Ave. Los Dominicos
    Toa Baja, PR

On June 24, 2010, President Obama ordered Federal aid for Infrastructure damages, after the May 26-31, 2010 storms and flooding event, to supplement local recovery efforts in Arecibo, Barranquitas, Coamo, Corozal, Dorado, Naranjito, Orocovis, Utuado, Vega Alta, and Vega Baja. These municipalities, as well as some eligible local government agencies and certain private nonprofit organizations, are eligible to apply for Public Assistance for damages to their Infrastructure.

For additional information on FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation program and emergency preparedness, visit FEMA’s web page.

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