FEMA Advisers to Offer Home Repair Tips in Four Parishes

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Release date: 
October 26, 2012
Release Number: 
NR-147

BATON ROUGE, La. – Property owners 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 Ascension, East Baton Rouge, St. Tammany and Tangipahoa parishes starting Monday.

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
  • home elevation
  • mold and mildew cleanup
  • rebuilding flooded homes
  • flood insurance
     

Most of the information and free publications provided are geared for do-it-yourself work and general contractors. The mitigation stations will be open daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 29 to Nov. 12.

Ascension Parish
Lowe’s
12484 Airline Highway
Gonzales, LA 70737

East Baton Rouge Parish
Home Depot
18139 Highland Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70810

St. Tammany Parish
Home Depot
143 Northshore Blvd.
Slidell, LA 70460

Tangipahoa Parish
Lowe’s
3007 Highway 190 West
Hammond, LA  70401

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 26, 2012 - 17:05
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