ATLANTA, Ga. -- Georgia residents who suffered damage from recent tornadoes can get advice on rebuilding stronger, more disaster-resistant structures from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mitigation specialists in area Home Depot and Lowe's stores.
More than 1900 customers have taken advantage of this service at the Home Depot and Lowe's locations in Griffin and Ft. Oglethorpe. FEMA's mitigation specialists will leave these stores at close of business on Thursday, May 19.
Beginning Friday, May 20 and continuing through Thursday, May 26, FEMA specialists will be at the following Home Depot stores from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m.:
103 Hicks Drive
Rome, GA 30161
2200 Riverstone Blvd.
Canton, GA 30114
100 Gentil Street
Cartersville, GA 30120
Online help is also available.
Low-cost measures to reduce risk from natural disasters, building and retrofitting tips and how to build a safe room.
Information and resources for making your property less susceptible to future losses.
Safer building design and construction for design professionals, home installers, surveyors and state and local officials.
Resources for different phases of recovering and rebuilding.
Information and guidance on building safer.
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.