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St. Louis-area hardware stores offer free FEMA rebuilding advice

Release date: 
March 2, 2016
Release Number: 
DR-4250-MO NR028

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and several local home improvement store are teaming up to provide St. Louis, Jefferson and Franklin county residents with free information, tips and literature to prevent and lessen damage from disasters.

FEMA mitigation specialists will be available between Thursday, March 3 and Tuesday, March 8 to answer questions and offer home improvement tips on making homes stronger and safer. Most of the information is geared toward do-it-yourself work and general contractors.

Locations:

  • Lowe’s at 1212 South Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood, MO 63122 (St. Louis County)

  • Lowe’s at 2300 Maplewood Commons Drive, Maplewood, MO 63143 (St. Louis County)

  • Home Depot at 13929 Manchester Road, Ballwin, MO 63011 (St. Louis County)

  • Home Depot at 13915 New Halls Ferry Road, Florissant, MO 63033 (St. Louis County)

  • Lowe’s at 1111 Bradley St., Festus, MO 63028 (Jefferson County)

  • Home Depot at 3865 Vogel Road, Arnold, MO 63010 (Jefferson County)

Times:

  • Thursday to Saturday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Sunday 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Monday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Advisers will also be available at:

  • Ace Hardware at 845 N. Commerce Ave., St. Clair, MO 63077 (Franklin County)

    • Times:

  • Thursday to Friday and Monday, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

  • Ace Hardware at1520 Jeffco Blvd., Arnold, MO 63010 (Jefferson County)

    • Times:

  • Thursday to Friday and Monday, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Mitigation teams will have free reference booklets on protecting your home from flood damage. More information about strengthening property can be found at www.fema.gov/what-mitigation.

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For breaking news about flood recovery, follow FEMA Region 7 on Twitter at https://twitter.com/femaregion7 and turn on mobile notifications or visit the FEMA webpages dedicated to this disaster at www.fema.gov/disaster/4250.

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.

All FEMA disaster assistance will be provided without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, sex (including sexual harassment), religion, national origin, age, disability, limited English proficiency, economic status, or retaliation. If you believe your civil rights are being violated, call 800-621-3362 or 800-462-7585(TTY/TDD).

Last Updated: 
March 2, 2016 - 16:45
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