FEMA Specialists Offer Extra Weeks of Rebuilding Advice

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Release date: 
August 15, 2011
Release Number: 
1980-146

Columbia, Mo. -- Mitigation experts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be in Joplin two additional weeks to offer free rebuilding information and answer questions about how to strengthen property against future tornado and flood damage.

Mitigation advisers will be on hand at a FEMA information booth at the following location:

Lowe's
2600 Range Line Road
Joplin, MO 64804
Open Aug. 12 -- Aug. 26
Monday -- Saturday
9 a.m. -- 6 p.m.

Mitigation advisors can provide valuable information on how to reinforce structures against high wind and provide information regarding flood insurance. Specialists can also offer expert advice on about mold and mildew cleanup, electrical systems, furnaces and other appliances. 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."

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.

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 access or functional needs and who use a TTY, call 1-800-462-7585; others may use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS) to call 1-800-621-3362.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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