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FEMA Experts Offer Advice at Tomato Fest in Lauderdale County

Release date: 
July 7, 2011
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Mitigation experts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be at the Tomato Festival to offer information on preparing for future disasters, rebuilding safer and stronger and flood insurance.

FEMA staff will have a display booth at the Tomato Festival on Friday, July 8, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 9, from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. CDT at:

200 Mary Roberts Drive
Ripley, Tenn. 38063

Information on how to repair and clean flooded homes will be available. Literature will also be available on helping children cope with a disaster, flood insurance and emergency preparedness.

For more information on ways to protect homes from future disasters go online to

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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