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Puerto Rico Hurricane Disaster Relief - with so many Floridians with family and friends in Puerto Rico, here are some ways you can help and links to resources

State Assistance Information Line - call 1-800-342-3557 to receive information regarding Hurricane Maria recovery

Puerto Rico Emergency Management - Facebook

Hurricane Maria - FEMA

Hurricane Workforce

List of Open Pharmacies in Puerto Rico

Uber Free Ride for Puerto Rico Residents in Florida - In response to Hurricane Maria, Uber is providing free rides for displaced people arriving from Puerto Rico at Orlando International Airport, Miami International Airport, Port Everglades and the Port of Miami.


Puerto Rico Hurricane Irma (DR-4336)

Reconnecting/Safe & Well and Other Resources for Information

For Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, the American Red Cross Safe and Well website is a free public reunification tool that allows individuals and organizations to register and post messages to indicate that they are safe, or to search for loved ones. The site is always available and open to the public and available in Spanish. Registrations and searches can be done directly on the website.

Registrations can also be completed by texting SAFE to 78876. Messages exist in both Spanish and English. To speak with someone at the American Red Cross concerning a missing friend or relative, please contact 1-800 Red Cross.Registrations can also be completed by texting SAFE to 78876. Messages exist in both Spanish and English.

According to news sources, these avenues are also available to find people in Puerto Rico:

Better Business Bureau's Florida Hurricane Guide - Hurricane Information Resource for your Business

Disaster Relief Centers (DRCs)

Disaster Relief Centers (DRCs) are now available at the following locations:

Orlando International Airport
1 Fuqua Boulevard
Orlando, Florida 32827
Terminal A, Level 1

Miami International Airport
4200 NW 21st Street
Miami, Florida 33122
Concourse J, 4th Level

Port of Miami
1015 North America Way 
Miami, FL 33132
Specific terminal to be determined pending ship arrivals.

Hours of Operation at all DRCs: 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM EDT, including weekends.

The following organizations are offering services at each DRC:

  • Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Department of Children and Family
  • Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
  • Department of Health
  • Department of Economic Opportunity
  • American Red Cross
  • Salvation Army
  • Catholic Charities (Orlando International Airport)
These partners will offer services such as help with registering for FEMA Individual Assistance, crisis counseling, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) information, assistance with unaccompanied minors and agency social services, assistance with animal services, medical attention and health concerns, employment information and training services, food and water



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