Information Regarding Government Aid for Hurricane Relief

October 05, 2017

At Popular, we are committed to you and your family’s welfare. We want to provide you with updated information about services available to you and options for government assistance for both individuals and businesses affected by Hurricane Maria.


For up-to-date resources and information on the federal response to Hurricane Maria, access here. You could also check out FEMA’s Facebook page.

For information on the types of assistance offered by FEMA, you can visit their website or call 1.800.621.FEMA (1.800.621.3362) from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. When you fill out their online questionnaire or answer it by phone, FEMA will provide you with a personalized list of available assistance.
When you’re ready to complete your FEMA application for assistance, the process will take about 20 minutes and can be completed on the FEMA website. Have the following information ready:

• Social Security number
• Postal address and address of the place where the damage occurred
• Insurance information
• Household’s annual income
• Description of the damage and loss

To contact FEMA:

• Call 1.800.621.FEMA (1.800.621.3362) from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. 7 days a week.
• Send an email using the Disaster Assistance form on the website.
• Write to FEMA/ PO Box 10055 / Hyattsville, MD 20782-8055

Businesses currently open / in operation
On the website recently opened by the government of Puerto Rico, you’ll find statistics on

• Pharmacies
• Supermarkets
• Gas stations
• Hospitals
• and much more. . .

along with lists of hospitals, businesses, and government offices in your community that are open. All the businesses, offices, and institutions on the lists will be open and operational as their individual situation allows.

On the website of the U.S. Postal Service ( you will find updated information on the post offices open in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Go to and click on Puerto Rico or Virgin Islands for a full list.