Free Advice on Reducing Damage From Future Disasters Available in Leakesville July 12-25

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Release date: 
July 8, 2011
Release Number: 
1972-050

CLINTON, Miss. -- The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency continue to offer free consultations with FEMA advisers at home improvement and hardware stores.

Rebuilding or repairing a home after a disaster can be a daunting task. But with the right information, homeowners can build back smarter and stronger. FEMA mitigation specialists will be on hand at local building supply stores to provide information about ways to rebuild that can reduce the risk of damages from future disasters.

The schedule is below:

Tuesday July 12 through Monday, July 25
Greene County

  • Piggly Wiggly
    816 Main Street
    Leakesville, Miss.
    • 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays and Mondays as well as Wednesdays through Saturdays. (No mitigation staff will be at Piggly Wiggly on Tuesdays.)

Online help is also available at the following websites:

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 temporary housing assistance and grants for public transportation expenses, medical and dental expenses, and funeral and burial 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 eligible for assistance that covers personal property, vehicle repair or replacement, and moving and storage expenses.

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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