ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. -- Repairing or rebuilding a flood-damaged home? Working on ways to make your home more disaster-resistant? Have questions about flood insurance?
Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 10, Federal Emergency Management Agency mitigation specialists will be at five Lowe's home improvement stores to provide advice and free publications to help North Carolinians rebuild safer and stronger and protect lives and property from damaging winds, flooding and other threats.
The stores are in or near the 14 counties under the federal disaster declaration for the severe storms and flooding caused by Tropical Storm Nicole.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily through Monday, Nov. 15, at the following locations:
351 Whiteville Road
Shallotte, NC 28470
5219 Highway 70
Morehead City, NC 28557
4489 Highway 70 West
Kinston, NC 28504
5110 S. College Road
Wilmington, NC 28412
1605 W. Ehringhaus St.
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
Specialists will not be in the stores Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11.
FEMA mitigation specialists have publications about reducing mold and mildew; how to protect electrical systems, furnaces and other appliances; ways to reinforce structures against high winds and flooding; and information on planning a disaster kit and securing important personal property. Information on flood insurance is also available.
Free reference booklets are available both in English and Spanish. No registration is required and there is no limit on the number of times someone can visit with a specialist or on the number of publications to take.
Mitigation specialists are located in all open Disaster Recovery Centers. Information is also available at www.fema.gov/rebuild/recover/resources.
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.