FEMA Experts Offer Advice at Knox County Home Improvement Store

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Release date: 
July 5, 2011
Release Number: 
1974-095

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Mitigation experts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are in a Knox County home improvement store this week.

They are answering questions and offering home improvement tips and proven techniques to prevent and lessen damage from future disasters.

The address is:
Home Depot
140 Green Road
Knoxville, TN 37920

Hours are:
Wednesday, July 6, to Saturday, July 9, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, July 10, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Monday, July 11, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT.

More information on ways to protect your home from future disasters is available at: www.fema.gov.  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 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.

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.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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