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FEMA Specialists Offer Rebuilding Advice at Home Store

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August 25, 2011
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COLUMBIA, MO. -- Mitigation experts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be in Lexington to offer free rebuilding information and answer questions about how to strengthen property to make it more resistant to future storms.

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

Nerd's Hardware and Home Center
1306 S. Highway 13
Lexington, MO 64067
Thursday, Sept. 1 -- Saturday, Sept. 10 (closed Sunday, Sept. 4)
8 a.m. -- 6 p.m.

Mitigation advisers can provide valuable information about mold and mildew cleanup, electrical systems, furnaces and other appliances. Specialists can also offer expert advice about flooding and how to reinforce structures against high wind. A safe room display, including building plans, will be available. Information on flood insurance and free publications on a variety of rebuilding and safety topics will be available in both English and Spanish.

To download materials on a variety of topics about strengthening property, go to 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 access or functional needs 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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