FEMA Advisers Offer Home Repair Tips in Five Parishes

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September 27, 2012
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BATON ROUGE, La. – Teams of hazard mitigation advisers with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be available starting Thursday at home improvement centers in four parishes to offer free consultations to survivors who are rebuilding after Hurricane Isaac.

Survivors can also meet with advisers at the Alligator Festival in St. Charles Parish located at Westbank Bridge Park, 13825 River Road in Luling, on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 6:30 p.m.                                                 

The advisers 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 at the home improvement stores will remain open through Oct. 11.


Livingston Parish

Home Depot

2255 Home Depot Drive

Denham Springs, LA

Open daily 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.


St. Tammany Parish


39184 Natchez Drive

Slidell, LA  70461

Open daily 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Orleans Parish


4950 Promenade Blvd.

Marrero, LA 70072

Open daily 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Lafourche Parish

Dufrene Bldg. Materials, Inc.

14502 West Main

Cut Off, LA 70345

Open Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday 7 a.m. to noon

Closed Sunday


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 28, 2012 - 07:27
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