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FEMA Specialists Offer Safe-Building Advice

Release date: 
May 19, 2011
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RALEIGH, N.C. – Safe-rebuilding specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be in Fayetteville, Garner, New Bern and Winterville to provide free rebuilding information and answer questions about how to strengthen property against future storm damage.  

Advisors have suggestions to help home and business owners protect property against wind, flood and fire. They have counseled nearly 9,000 residents since tornadoes struck North Carolina on April 16. 

Experts will be at the following locations: 

Lowe’s Home Improvement

7771 Good Middling Dr.

Fayetteville, NC 28304


The Home Depot

2540 Timber Dr.

Garner, NC 27529


Lowe’s Home Improvement

1400 Lowe’s Blvd.

New Bern, NC 28562


Lowe's Home Improvement

800 Thomas Langston Rd.

Winterville, NC 28590

Advisors will be available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 19, through Tuesday, May 24, except on Sunday when they start at 8 a.m. and on Tuesday when they wrap up at 4 p.m. 

Mitigation techniques reduce mold and mildew; protect electrical systems, furnaces and other appliances; reinforce structures against high wind, flood and fire; and secure personal property.

Free reference booklets are available both in English and Spanish. No registration for disaster assistance is required and there is no limit on the number of times someone can visit a specialist or on the number of publications they can have. Information on flood insurance is also available.

Information about strengthening property can be downloaded at

Last Updated: 
July 8, 2017 - 10:53
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