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FEMA Specialists Provide Free Repair and Rebuilding Advice

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February 22, 2013
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PEARL, Miss. – An outreach team from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be at the Home Depot store in Hattiesburg this weekend to explain techniques that may reduce potential damage to homes, businesses and property from high-wind events. The team will also offer tips on rebuilding stronger and safer after the recent tornadoes, storms and flooding.

FEMA experts will provide free “how-to” information about wind-resistant building methods as well as provide guidance to help prevent damage to a business or home in the face of another natural disaster.

The FEMA team will set up tables at the Home Depot Store, 4100 O’Ferrell St., Hattiesburg, MS 39402 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and continuing daily until further notice.

More information on ways to protect your home from future disasters is available at

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.

FEMA’s temporary housing assistance and grants for public transportation expenses, medical and dental expenses, and funeral and burial expenses do not require individuals to apply for an SBA loan. However, applicants who receive SBA loan applications must submit them to SBA loan officers to be eligible for assistance that covers personal property, vehicle repair or replacement, and moving and storage expenses.



Last Updated: 
February 24, 2013 - 18:00
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