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Hurricane Maria recovery resources and information for Puerto Rico

September 25, 2017

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We have information about recent U.S. recovery efforts in the area, as well as links to recovery resources.

We've been staying in close contact with officials in Puerto Rico as we figure out the best way Boston can help.

The governor’s office in Puerto Rico has released the operational status of hospitals, food and water distribution centers, gas stations, dialysis centers, supermarkets, and other important information. Get the latest updates on the governor's office website.

Mass. United for Puerto Rico Fund

The fund will be dedicated to relief and reconstruction efforts, and to support any Puerto Ricans arriving in Boston and the state.

Learn about the fund

Federal updates

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) personnel, as well as thousands of other federal employees, are on the ground engaged in response and recovery operations.

Officials in Puerto Rico have opened points of distribution for survivors to get meals, water, and other commodities in the following communities with others opening in the upcoming days:

Aquadilla City Hall
Aibonito City Hall
Bayamon City Hall
Camuey City Hall
Canovanas City Hall
Ciales City Hall
Culebra City Hall
Mayaguez City Hall
Ponce City Hall
Rincon City Hall
Rio Grande City Hall
Santa Isabel City Hall
Utuado City Hall
Vega Alta City Hall
Vieques City Hall

FEMA search and rescue teams have accessed 90 percent of Puerto Rico, conducting search and rescue operations and helping to assess hospitals. Fuel was delivered to 19 hospitals for generators and power has been restored to Centro Medico in San Juan, and San Pablo Hospital in Bayamon.

For the latest updates on the federal government efforts, please check the “Federal Response Updates” section on FEMA’s website.

Public Service Announcement

Hurricane Maria resources

Puerto Rican government information:

Do you need to contact the Puerto Rican government? Please use this information:

Phone: 202-800-3133

If you or your organization want to make donations or volunteer, please contact:


more Information
Shelter and reunification

Red Cross shelter map
Find shelters through an American Red Cross map.

Red Cross Safe and Well website
Register and post messages to show you’re safe, or to search for loved ones, in Spanish and English.

General American Red Cross help
Want to speak to someone at the American Red Cross about a missing friend or relative? Contact 1-800-REDCROSS OR 1-800-733-2767, and choose option 1.

How to Help

Puerto Rico Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
Register to volunteer in support of the relief efforts.

Unidos Por Puerto Rico
An aid fund for survivors of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria.