Numbers to call to make sure loved ones are safe in Puerto Rico

Numbers to use to connect with loved ones in Puerto Rico

COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) -- The main areas that have been impacted by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico was San Juan, along the Río de la Plata river and Yabucoa. Many homes and neighborhoods have been destroyed.

If you have family or loved ones in these areas and cannot get in contact, there are numbers that can be called to see if they are safe.

• To check on loved ones, please call: 1-202-778-0710

• For those who may need help on the island, please call: 787-777-0940

• Another number to call is the hurricane hotline: 1-877-976-2400

The phone lines are going to be busy, so please remember to be patient and keep calling if the line is busy. Do not hang up if you are put on hold.

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