Rebuilding Advice Available To Mississippi Storm Survivors

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Release date: 
May 14, 2010
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CLINTON, Miss. -- Federal Emergency Management Agency mitigation specialists will offer free rebuilding advice beginning Sunday to survivors of the tornadoes and severe storms that struck Mississippi on April 23- 24.

Informational displays will be staffed at two locations:

The Home Depot
50 Halls Ferry Park Road
Vicksburg, Miss. 39180

Mississippi Hardware
1622 South Washington Street
Vicksburg, Miss. 39180

FEMA specialists will be at The Home Depot from Sunday, May 16, through Wednesday, May 19, 7:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. They will staff the Mississippi Hardware site Monday, May 17, through Wednesday, May 19, from 7:30 a.m. until 6 p.m.

The specialists will provide residents with important information about repairing or improving their homes to reduce or prevent future disaster damage.

This includes 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 FEMA information, which includes reference booklets, is free and provided in both English and Spanish. People can visit with a specialist as often as they like and take as many publications as they want.

Similar information is available online at

For more information, contact the State Emergency Joint Information Center at 866-920-MEMA (6362), or visit us online at You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook using the keyword MSEMA.

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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