FEMA Specialists Offer Rebuilding Advice

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Release date: 
March 29, 2012
Release Number: 
4060-012

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Mitigation specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be in Crossville, Dayton and Hixson to provide free rebuilding information Sunday, April 1, through Saturday, April 7.

FEMA mitigation advisors will be available at the Crossville and Hixson locations Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. They will be available at the Dayton location Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Hours for all three locations Monday through Friday are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Lowe’s Home Improvement
2431 North Main Street
Crossville, TN 38555

Lowe’s Home Improvement
3535 Rhea County Highway
Dayton, TN 37321

Lowe’s Home Improvement
5428 Highway 153
Hixson, TN 37343

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.

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

For more information about strengthening property, visit www.fema.gov/rebuild/. Or visit www.tnema.org/ema/preparedness/mitigation.html.

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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