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FEMA Specialists Offer Rebuilding Advice

Release date: 
April 5, 2012
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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. --  Mitigation specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be in Athens, LaFollette and McMinnville to provide free rebuilding information Sunday, April 8, through Saturday, April 14.

FEMA mitigation advisors will be available at the Athens and McMinnville locations Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. They will be available at the LaFollette 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
1751 South Congress Parkway
Athens, TN 37303

Lowe’s Home Improvement
2444 Jacksboro Pike
LaFollette, TN 37766

Lowe’s Home Improvement
1339 Smithville Hwy - Suite 10
McMinnville, TN 37110

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 Or visit

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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