FEMA Advisers Offer Home Repair Tips at Local Stores

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Release date: 
September 18, 2012
Release Number: 
DR-4080-059

BATON ROUGE, La. – Teams of hazard mitigation specialists with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are available at home improvement centers in several parishes to offer free consultations to survivors who are rebuilding after Hurricane Isaac.                                               

The FEMA advisers can offer tips and techniques on how to protect homes from future disaster-related damage and other measures to make homes stronger and safer; they also have advice on topics such as:

  • emergency preparedness
  • roof repair
  • rebuilding flooded homes
  • home elevation
  • flood insurance
  • mold and mildew cleanup

Most of the information and free publications provided are geared for do-it-yourself work and general contractors.

The mitigation stations are open Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., they are all open through Sept. 25 except in Lafourche Parish.  That one will remain open until Sept. 29.

 

St. John Parish

Home Depot

300 W. Airline Hwy.

LaPlace, LA, 70068

 

St. Bernard Parish

The Home Depot

8601 Judge Perez Drive

Chalmette, LA 

 

Jefferson Parish

Lowes

121 Jefferson Hwy.

Jefferson, LA

 

Lafourche Parish

Lowes

614 North Canal

Thibodaux, LA 70301

 

Ascension Parish

The Home Depot

2740 South Cajun Ave.

Gonzales, LA

 

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.

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: 
September 18, 2012 - 13:18
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