FEMA Specialists Offer Rebuilding Advice

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Release date: 
July 15, 2011
Release Number: 
1989-016

DENTON, Texas -- Mitigation experts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be in Oklahoma City to offer free rebuilding information and answer questions about how to strengthen property against future storm, tornado and flood damage. Mitigation advisors will be on hand at FEMA information booths through Monday at the following locations:

Home Depot
14201 N. Pennsylvania Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK

Lowe's
2400 W. Memorial Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK

Mitigation advisors can provide valuable information about mold and mildew cleanup, electrical systems, furnaces and other appliances. Specialists can also offer expert advice on how to reinforce structures against high wind and provide information regarding flood insurance. Free publications on a variety of rebuilding and safety topics will also be available.

To download materials on a variety of topics about strengthening property, go to www.fema.gov/rebuild/ and select "Rebuilding Resources."

Caddo, Canadian, Delaware, Grady, Kingfisher, Logan, McClain and Ottawa counties have been designated as eligible for Individual Assistance.

Homeowners, renters and business owners in those counties have until Aug. 5, 2011 to apply for disaster assistance by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 800-462-7585 for the hearing or speech impaired. To apply online, go to www.disasterassistance.gov.

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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