HUNTSVILLE -- Specialists with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are in Marshall County to help people in Alabama build better, build stronger and build safer.
An information booth is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 16, and then 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday at the Ace Hardware and Building Supply at 765 Old U.S. 78 in Sumiton where FEMA bilingual staff will provide one-on-one assistance for those interested in rebuilding their homes with better protection for their families from future disasters.
FEMA staff will also be distributing free information, including reference booklets, on how to build better and stronger following the severe storms and tornadoes of late April. Information is available in English and Spanish.
Techniques for building stronger, safer homes include 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 Alabama Emergency Management Agency is Alabama's coordinating agency for disaster preparedness, response and recovery. Learn more at www.ema.alabama.gov and follow the agency on Twitter (@AlabamaEMA).
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.