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FEMA Specialists Offer Rebuilding Advice

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Release date: 
March 24, 2012
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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Mitigation specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be in Alcoa, Chattanooga and Cleveland to provide free rebuilding information Sunday, March 25, through Saturday, March 31. Mitigation is building or rebuilding to reduce the loss of life, the loss of property and damage caused by (future) disasters.

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

FEMA mitigation advisors will be available Sunday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the following locations:

Lowe’s Home Improvement
2180 Gunbarrel Road
Chattanooga, TN. 37421

Lowe’s Home Improvement
229 Paul Huff Parkway
Cleveland, TN. 37312

Lowe’s Home Improvement
1098 Hunters Crossing
Alcoa, TN. 37701

Mitigation measures help reinforce structures against high wind, flood, fire and other hazards.

The mitigation teams will also have free reference booklets in English and Spanish, including:

  • Preparing Makes Sense, Get Ready Now
  • Taking Shelter From the Storm
  • Help After a Disaster
  • Tornado Protection

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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 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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