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FEMA Experts Offer Advice at Kuumba/African American Festival in Knoxville

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June 23, 2011
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Mitigation experts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be at the Kuumba/African American Festival this weekend to offer tips on preparing for future disasters, rebuilding safer and stronger and flood insurance.

FEMA staff will have a display booth at the Kuumba/African American Festival on Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. EDT at:

Chilhowee Park,
3301 Magnolia Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37914

Helpful information on a wide arrange of topics will be available, to include: how to repair and clean your flooded home; booklets on helping children cope with a disaster; flood insurance, food and water in an emergency; flood fact sheets and taking shelter from the storm; and rebuilding safer and stronger homes.

More information on ways to protect your home from future disasters is available at:
. Choose the menu for Recover and Rebuild.

Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362). For TTY call 800-462-7585.

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.

FEMA's housing assistance and Other Needs Assistance grants for medical, dental, and funeral expenses do not require individuals to apply for an SBA loan. However, applicants who receive SBA loan applications must submit them to SBA loan officers to be considered for assistance that covers personal property, vehicle repair or replacement, and moving and storage expenses. Applicants who do not qualify for a SBA loan may be eligible to receive Other Needs Assistance grants for these items.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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