FEMA Mitigation Advisers to Offer Rebuilding Tips In St. Bernard and Ascension Parishes

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September 11, 2012
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BATON ROUGE, La. -- Survivors from St. Bernard and Ascension parishes who are rebuilding after Hurricane Isaac can receive a free consultation with hazard mitigation advisers from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The free consultations will be available on a walk-in basis at Home Depot in Chalmette and Gonzales starting Wednesday.

The advisers can answer survivors’ questions about protecting homes from future disaster-related damage, as well as offer tips and techniques to build hazard-resistant homes. Most of the information and the free publications provided at the in-store FEMA information stations are geared for do-it-yourself work and general contractors.

The FEMA mitigation stations will be open beginning Wednesday, Sept. 12 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thereafter, they will be open weekdays and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. They are open Sundays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Home Depot

8601 Judge Perez Drive

Chalmette, LA

Open Sept. 12-25, 2012

Home Depot

2740 South Cajun Ave.

Gonzales, LA

Open Sept. 12-25, 2012

“FEMA mitigation experts have valuable information to share with Hurricane Isaac survivors,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Mike Hall of FEMA. “Stopping by a mitigation station can help survivors make their homes stronger as they make repairs.”

Hurricane safety and recovery topics to be covered include preparedness, roof repair, rebuilding flooded homes, and mold and mildew cleanup and prevention.

Survivors can register online at www.disasterassistance.gov or via smartphone at m.fema.gov. They may also call 1-800-621-3362 or (TTY) 1-800-462-7585. Those who use 711 Relay or Video Relay Services may call 1-800-621-3362. The toll-free telephone numbers are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.

For more information on Louisiana disaster recovery, click www.fema.gov/disaster/4080 or www.gohsep.la.gov. You can follow FEMA on Twitter at www.twitter.com/femaregion6 or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FEMA. Also visit our blog at www.fema.gov/blog.

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November 7, 2012 - 14:12
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