Free Advice on Reducing Damage from Future Disasters

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Release date: 
July 25, 2011
Release Number: 
1971-139

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency will offer free consultations with FEMA advisers at home improvement and hardware stores in Jefferson and Shelby counties. The advisers will have display tables at area stores from July 25 to July 30.

The advisers will answer questions and offer home improvement tips and proven techniques to prevent and lessen damage from future disasters. Most of the information is geared toward
do-it-yourself workers and building contractors, and is available in both English and Spanish.

Also, if you’re thinking of building a safe room, literature is available about the best options. Safe rooms built to FEMA specifications have saved thousands of lives.

Advisers will be available at the following stores on Monday from 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Tuesday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dates, locations and times are subject to change.

Jefferson County
Home Depot
3670 Galleria Circle
Birmingham, Ala. 35244
205-988-8141

Jefferson County
Lowe’s Home Improvement
1885 Edwards Lake Road
Trussville, Ala. 35235
205-655-9725

Jefferson County
Wal-Mart
2780 John Hawkins Parkway
Hoover, Ala. 35244
205-733-0303

Shelby County
Wal-Mart
630 Colonial Promenade Parkway
Alabaster, Ala. 35007
205-663-1531

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.

The social media links provided are for reference only. FEMA does not endorse any non-government websites, companies or applications.

ADECA administers numerous programs to strengthen Alabama communities and has been named the state coordinator for long-term community recovery.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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