FEMA Specialists to Offer Rebuilding Advice at Local Home Improvement Stores

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Release date: 
April 12, 2012
Release Number: 
4060-019

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Mitigation specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be in Chattanooga, Cleveland and Hixson to provide free rebuilding information Sunday, April 15, through Thursday, April 19.

FEMA mitigation advisors will be available at these locations Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Wednesday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Home Depot
7421 Commons Blvd
Chattanooga, TN 37421

Home Depot
546 Paul Huff Pkwy NW
Cleveland, TN 37312

Home Depot
1944 Northpoint Blvd
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.

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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