FEMA Specialists Offer Rebuilding Advice

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Release date: 
October 3, 2011
Release Number: 
4019-058

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Mitigation specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be in Henderson, Kinston and Wilmington to provide free rebuilding information Thursday, Oct. 6, through Tuesday, Oct. 11.

Advisors have suggestions and publications to help homeowners, renters and business owners protect their properties against damaging winds, floods and fires.

FEMA mitigation advisors will be available the same hours at all three locations: Thursday through Monday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lowe's Home Improvement
4489 Highway 70 West
Kinston, N.C. 28504

Lowe's Home Improvement
5110 S. College Road
Wilmington, N.C. 28412

Lowe's Home Improvement
166 Dabney Road
Henderson, N.C. 27537

Mitigation measures may reduce mold and mildew and protect electrical systems, furnaces and other appliances. They also reinforce structures against high wind, flood, fire and secure personal property.

Free reference booklets such as Help After a Disaster and Mold & Mildew: Cleaning Up Your Flood-Damaged Home are available in English and  Spanish. No registration for disaster assistance is required for these publications or advice. Information on flood insurance is also available.

Information about strengthening property can be downloaded at www.fema.gov/rebuild/

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 800-621-FEMA (3362). For TTY call 800-462-7585.

FEMA’s temporary housing assistance and grants for public transportation expenses, medical and dental expenses, and funeral and burial expenses do not require individuals to apply for an SBA loan. However, applicants who receive SBA loan applications must submit them to SBA loan officers to be eligible for assistance that covers personal property, vehicle repair or replacement, and moving and storage expenses.

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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