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FEMA Clean-up Advice at Knecht Friday & Saturday

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August 31, 2011
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PIERRE, S.D. -- Repairing or cleaning up a home after a disaster can be a daunting task. But with the right information, homeowners can clean up safely and build back smarter and stronger.

A Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mitigation team will be on-hand at Knecht Home Center, 1908 North Garfield St., Pierre, September 2-3, to provide free advice about how best to clean up mold, mildew and bacteria, and cost-effective ways to rebuild to reduce the risk of damages from future disasters. Free publications on these topics will also be available during the times listed below:

Friday, September 2
Noon - 6 p.m.

Saturday, September 3
8 a.m. -- Noon

Online help is also available at the following websites to find out about:

A FEMA Community Relations specialist will also be on hand to provide disaster assistance registration information. Residents who sustained damage March 11 through July 22 are encouraged to register for assistance by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), or TTY 1-800-462-7585, or by going online at, or by web enabled mobile device at

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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