FEMA Specialists Offer Rebuilding Advice at Home Stores

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Release date: 
July 18, 2011
Release Number: 
1980-121

Columbia, Mo. -- Mitigation experts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be in Kennett 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 a FEMA information booth at the following location:

Barton's Build It Better
530 South Bypass
Kennett, MO 63857
Open July 21 through 23
July 21 -- 22, 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
July 23, 8 a.m. -- 12 p.m.

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 both in English and Spanish.

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

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.

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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