Free Advice On Rebuilding After The Tornadoes

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Release date: 
May 20, 2011
Release Number: 
1971-050

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Rebuilding is not easy after a disaster. Survivors may find themselves spending more and more time at their local hardware store, overwhelmed with decisions.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is now offering free consultations with FEMA representatives at hardware and home improvement stores in three Alabama counties affected by the recent tornadoes. The outreach program will be expanded greatly in the coming weeks.

These FEMA representatives will be on hand at display booths to answer questions and offer home improvement tips and proven techniques to prevent and lesson damage from future disasters. Most of the information is geared for do-it-yourself work and building contractors.

Also, if you’re thinking of building a safe room, literature is available about the best options. Safe rooms built to FEMA specifications have saved thousands of lives. 

“FEMA mitigation education is available to all the people of Alabama,” said Mickey Acosta, Group Supervisor for Mitigation Community Education and Outreach. It is important that survivors know we have a lot of information to offer, including publications with blueprints that will help build a safe room.” 

Representatives will be available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and    8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, and will be visiting additional stores in the near future. Dates will be announced.

Calhoun County                                                                                                                Tuscaloosa County

Lowe’s                                                                                                                                Home Depot

4901 McClellan Blvd                                       &...

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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