Coming To A Location Near You: Free Rebuilding Advice For Georgians

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Release date: 
October 22, 2009
Release Number: 
1858-053

ATLANTA, Ga. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) is setting up informational displays in area building supply stores.

Beginning Oct. 24, four information booths will open in Fulton, Habersham, Cherokee and Gwinnett counties.   The booths will be staffed with FEMA staff to provide one-on-one assistance for Georgians who are interested in rebuilding their homes and better protecting them from future disasters.  The information, including reference booklets, is free and provided both in English and Spanish.

Beginning Sat., Oct. 24, information booths will open at the following locations from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. –noon, Friday, Oct. 30.  The booths will close at noon, Oct. 30.

Lowe’s
3625 North Commerce Dr.
East Point, GA 30344

Lowe’s
281 Carpenter Cove Lane
Cornelia, GA 30351

Lowe’s
575 Molly Lane
Woodstock, GA 30189

Lowe’s
3580 Peachtree Parkway
Suwanee, GA 30024

Since Oct. 3, FEMA mitigation specialists have been setting up booths at home-improvement stores throughout disaster-stricken communities, to provide residents with important information on ways to repair or improve their homes and reduce future disaster damages.

Those techniques include such ideas as: reducing mold and mildew; protecting electrical systems, furnaces, and other appliances; reinforcing structures against high winds and flooding; safeguarding valuables; and securing other important personal property.  Information on flood insurance also is available.

So far, the teams have talked with more than 8,900 visitors to home-improvement stores throughout the metro Atlanta area.

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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