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FEMA Specialists Offer Rebuilding Advice at Walmart

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Release date: 
March 25, 2012
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FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Federal Emergency Management Agency Mitigation specialists will be offering free information and answering questions about rebuilding for survivors of the recent tornadoes and storms throughout counties designated for federal disaster assistance.

The FEMA teams will be at Walmart stores on March 29 through April 1 from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. in Rowan, Johnson, Laurel and Lawrence Counties.

Representatives will answer questions about protecting homes from future disaster damage and offering other home improvement tips and techniques. Topics include safe room construction, flood- and wind-resistant building methods, wind straps and other measures to make homes stronger and safer such as mold and mildew cleanup and prevention. Free publications on these topics, as well as on flood insurance, will be available.

A Congressionally mandated study in 2005 by the National Institute of Building Sciences showed that every dollar spent on mitigation saves society an average of four dollars in future losses due to disasters. Information about strengthening property can be downloaded at

Location addresses and hours of the FEMA Mitigation Team visits are as follows:

Rowan County:
200 Walmart Way
Morehead, KY 40351

Laurel County:
1851 Highway 192 West
London, KY 40744

Johnson County:
470 North Mayo Trail
Paintsville, KY 41240

Lawrence County:
275 Walton Drive
Louisa, KY 41230

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.

The social media links provided are for reference only. FEMA does not endorse any non-government websites, companies or applications.

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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