ATLANTA, Ga. -- Saturday kicks off the final week for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mitigation specialists who’ve been making the rounds at local home-improvement stores to share disaster-resistance building tips.
Beginning at 8 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 7, the rebuilding specialists will be opening and staffing their last informational displays in Lowe’s stores at
10580 Duke Dr.
Alpharetta, GA 30004
2650 Dallas Hwy SW
Marietta, GA 30064
955 Bullsboro Dr.
Newnan, GA 30265
2035 Beaver Ruin Rd.
Norcross, GA 30071
The specialists will be on hand during the following hours:
Saturday, Nov. 7: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 8: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 9: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 10: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 11: Informational materials only
Thursday, Nov. 12: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 13: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Since Oct. 3, more than 27,000 Georgians have visited FEMA mitigation specialists at various home improvement stores throughout disaster-stricken communities to get information on ways to repair or improve their homes to reduce or prevent 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.
The information, which includes reference booklets, is free and provided in both English and Spanish. No registration is required. There is no limit on the number of times someone can visit with a specialist or on the number of publications they can have.
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.