Free Rebuilding Advice From FEMA At 84 Lumber And Walker Hardware

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Release date: 
October 2, 2012
Release Number: 
046

CLINTON, Miss. – Mississippi residents who suffered damage from Hurricane Isaac can get free advice on rebuilding stronger, more disaster-resistant homes and buildings from FEMA.

Visit one of the following locations in Harrison County through Saturday, Oct. 6.

84 Lumber

3804 25th Ave.

Gulfport, MS 39501

Hours:

Tuesday - Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday - 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Walker Hardware

19079 Pineville Rd.               

Long Beach, MS 39560

Hours:

Tuesday - Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday - 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

 

The in-store events are geared toward both do-it-yourself projects and building contractors.

Specialists provide free publications and offer helpful advice about making repairs, rebuilding and retrofitting damaged structures. They also can make recommendations on:

  • Preparing for emergencies.
  • Repairing roofs.
  • Clearing out and reconstructing flooded buildings.
  • Cleaning up mold and mildew.
  • Protecting electrical systems and appliances.
  • Reinforcing structures from high wind.
  • Elevating buildings in flood prone regions.
  • Buying flood insurance.

Learn more about ways to protect your home and property on FEMA’s web site at DisasterAssistance.gov under Mitigation.

Additional information is available online:

Once a major storm hits, it’s too late to protect your home and property. There are things you can do now to reduce damage from high winds and water from future storms.

Protecting your property from flooding can involve a variety of actions from elevating a home in flood prone regions to ensuring water properly drains away from the building.

This report presents flood proofing techniques that can be used for existing residential structures.

FEMA has prepared this guide specifically for homeowners who want to know how to protect their homes from flooding.

This publication shows how flood-prone houses in south Florida were elevated above the
100-year flood level following Hurricane Andrew. Alternative elevation techniques are also demonstrated.

Flooding in residential areas is bound to happen in flood-prone areas resulting in property damage. This manual is for designers, developers, builders, and others who wish to build elevated residential structures in flood-prone areas.

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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.

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.

Last Updated: 
October 2, 2012 - 15:12
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