FEMA Advisers to Offer Home Repair Tips in Three Parishes

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Release date: 
October 10, 2012
Release Number: 
NR-116

BATON ROUGE, La. – Survivors who are rebuilding after Hurricane Isaac can receive a free consultation with hazard mitigation advisers from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at home improvement centers in Jefferson and St. Tammany parishes starting Friday.

Survivors can also meet with advisers at the Louisiana Gumbo Festival in Lafourche Parish located at Chackbay Fairgrounds, 326 Hwy 304 in Thibodaux, on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The 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 offer 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 daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting Oct. 12 in St. Tammany parish and the city of Marrero. The Gretna location will open Oct.14. All four mitigation stations will remain open through Oct. 28.

Jefferson Parish
Home Depot
62 Westbank Expressway
Gretna, LA 70345

Jefferson Parish
Home Depot
4600 Lapalco Blvd.
Marrero, LA 70072

St. Tammany Parish
Home Depot
40 Park Place Drive
Covington, LA 70433

St. Tammany Parish
Home Depot
874 I- 10 Service Road
Slidell, LA  70461

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.

Last Updated: 
October 10, 2012 - 16:55
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