ATLANTA, Ga. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is opening an informational display in the Home Depot, 7399 Douglas Blvd., Douglasville, GA, Saturday, Oct. 24, at 8 a.m.
The booth will be staffed by FEMA to provide one-on-one assistance for Georgians who are interested in rebuilding their homes and protecting them better from a future disaster.
The booth will be open from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. - noon on Friday. The booth will close permanently at noon, Friday, Oct. 30.
The information, including reference booklets, is free and provided both in English and Spanish. There is no limit on the number of times someone can visit with a specialist or on the number of publications they can have.
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 to reduce or prevent future disaster damages.
Those techniques include reducing mold and mildew; protecting electrical systems, furnaces, and other appliances; reinforcing structures against high winds, flooding; safeguarding valuables; and securing other important personal property. Information on flood insurance is also available.
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.
Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362). For TTY call 800-462-7585.