FEMA Advisers Offering Home Repair Tips in Three Parishes

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Release date: 
November 14, 2012
Release Number: 
NR - 167

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 East Baton Rouge, Jefferson and Orleans parishes.

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 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, through Tuesday, Nov. 27, except on Nov. 20 and 22, Thanksgiving Day.

East Baton Rouge

Lowe’s

1777 Millersville Road

Baton Rouge, LA

Jefferson Parish

Home Depot

2625 Veterans Blvd.

Kenner, LA

Orleans Parish

Lowe’s

5770 Read Boulevard

New Orleans, LA

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: 
November 14, 2012 - 10:05
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