FEMA MITIGATION ADVISERS TO OFFER REBUILDING TIPS IN LAFOURCHE PARISH
BATON ROUGE, La. — Survivors from Lafourche Parish who are rebuilding after Hurricane Isaac can receive a free consultation with hazard mitigation advisers from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The free mitigation stations will be open on a walk-in basis at Lowe’s in Thibodaux starting Sunday.
The advisers can answer 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 are geared for do-it-yourself work and general contractors.
Hurricane safety and recovery topics to be covered include preparedness, roof repair, rebuilding flooded homes, and mold and mildew cleanup and prevention.
614 North Canal
Thibodaux, LA 70301
Open Sept. 16-29, 2012
The mitigation station will be open beginning Sunday, Sept. 16 from noon to 7 p.m. Thereafter, it will be open weekdays and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. It is open Sunday, Sept. 23, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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.