FEMA Offers Rebuilding Advice at Area Home Improvement Stores

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Release date: 
June 11, 2014
Release Number: 
024

PENSACOLA, Fla. – People who are repairing or rebuilding damaged property can get advice from a Federal Emergency Management Agency mitigation specialist at two Pensacola home improvement stores.

Hazard mitigation specialists who are knowledgeable about property cleanup and rebuilding safer and smarter will be offering advice and guidance Tuesday, June 17, through Thursday, June 26.

Specialists will be on hand from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays, and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays at the following locations:

Home Depot 541 W. Nine Mile Road, Pensacola, FL 32534

Home Depot 4825 Mobile Highway, Pensacola, FL 32506

Information on the National Flood Insurance Program, advisory base flood elevation maps, flood insurance rate maps, and repair and rebuilding will be available to all, not just to individuals who are registered with FEMA.

Advice also will be given on:

  • Elevating electrical services and appliances;
  • Installing sewer back-flow valves;
  • Replacing drywall and insulation;
  • Channeling water away from foundations; and
  • The permitting process required by local authorities.

More information on ways to protect your property from disasters is available at www.fema.gov.

Click on “Plan, Prepare and Mitigate.”

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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.

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

Last Updated: 
June 16, 2014 - 11:25
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