Columbia, Mo. -- Mitigation experts from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency will be at home improvement stores in four cities to offer free rebuilding information and answer questions about how to strengthen property against future storm and flood damage.
Mitigation advisors will be on hand at FEMA information booths at these locations:
Meek's Building Center
518 State Highway OO
Kimberling City, MO 65686
June 27 thru July 2
7 a.m. -- 5 p.m., weekdays
8 a.m. -- 2 p.m., Saturday
639 S. Westwood Blvd.
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
June 27 thru July 2
9 a.m. -- 7 p.m., Monday thru Saturday
2300 N. Bishop Ave.
Rolla, MO 65401
July 27 thru July 4
7 a.m. -- 7 p.m., Monday thru Saturday, including July 4th
8 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday
3110 E. 20th St.
Joplin, MO 64801
June 27 thru July 10
10 a.m. -- 6 p.m., Monday thru Saturday
1 p.m. -- 6 p.m., Sunday
Mitigation advisors can provide valuable information about mold and mildew cleanup, electrical systems, furnaces and other appliances. There is also expert advice about how to reinforce structures against high wind and flooding. Information on flood insurance and free publications on a variety of rebuilding and safety topics will also be available both in English and Spanish.
To download information via the Internet, materials on a variety of topics about strengthening property, go to www.fema.gov/rebuild/ and select "Rebuilding 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.
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 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). Those with a speech disability or hearing loss who use a TTY call 1-800-462-7585; or use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS) to call 1-800-621-3362.