FEMA Offers Free Advice About Repair and Rebuilding in Hammond and Covington Hardware Stores


BATON ROUGE, La. – Countless structures were damaged in Hurricane Ida — many so severely as to make them unlivable. With time and effort, many of those buildings are now under repair.

Date: January 10, 2022 - January 15, 2022

Time: 3:30 AM - 2:30 PM



Dirt Cheap Building Supplies
1000 Roma Ave.
Hammond, LA 70403
8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Steve’s Ace Hardware
1620 US Hwy 190
Covington, LA 70433
7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Event Details

As recovery efforts continue throughout the damaged areas, free advice is available to those repairing or rebuilding their homes and businesses.

FEMA mitigation specialists and local hardware and home improvement stores have teamed-up to answer questions and provide tips about protecting homes from future disaster-related damage such as high winds and water. Mitigation specialists will also have information about selecting contractors, flood insurance, roof repair and other topics. No appointment is needed.

Monday, Jan. 10, through Saturday, Jan. 15, FEMA mitigation specialists will be in Tangipahoa and St. Tammany parishes at the following locations: 

Event Contact

If you need to discuss your assistance application, please call the Helpline at 800-621-3362 to speak to a FEMA individual assistance specialist. Hazard mitigation outreach specialists offer general rebuilding tips and will not be able to discuss specific details of individual assistance cases.

Can’t come in person? Please call 833-FEMA-4-US or 833-336-2487 to speak to a mitigation specialist.  You can email a Specialist at FEMA-LAMit@fema.dhs.gov. Visit a mitigation web link to find repairing, retrofitting, and rebuilding information at https://fema.connectsolutions.com/lamit, Visit https://fema.connectsolutions.com/la-es-mit for Spanish, or https://fema.connectsolutions.com/la-vie-mit for Vietnamese.

Last updated January 7, 2022