FEMA Specialists Offer Rebuilding Advice

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Release date: 
March 20, 2012
Release Number: 
4057-021

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Federal Emergency Management Agency Mitigation specialists will be offering free information and answering questions about rebuilding for survivors of the recent tornadoes and storms throughout the counties designated for federal disaster assistance.

The FEMA teams will be at Lowe’s Home Improvement stores in Campbell, Johnson and Laurel counties, at Brown Home Center in Menifee County and at Beaver Dam Building Supply in Ohio County. The teams will be at the stores Wednesday, March 21 through Tuesday, March 27 at most locations. 

Representatives will answer questions about protecting homes from future disaster damage and offering other home improvement tips and techniques. Topics will include safe room construction, flood- and wind-resistant building methods, wind straps and other measures to make homes stronger and safer such as mold and mildew cleanup and prevention. Advice on safe room construction also will be available. Free publications on these topics, as well as on flood insurance, will be available, too.

A Congressionally mandated study in 2005 by the National Institute of Building Sciences showed that every dollar spent on mitigation saves society an average of four dollars in future losses due to disasters. Information about strengthening property can be downloaded at www.fema.gov/rebuild/.

Location addresses and hours of the FEMA Mitigation Team visits are as follows: 

Campbell County: Lowe’s Home Improvement
2369 Alexandria Pike
Highland Heights, KY 41076
Wednesday, March 21 – Tuesday, March 27: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Johnson County: Lowe’s Home Improvement
527 Mayo Trail
Paintsville, KY 41240
Wednesday, March 21 – Tuesday, March 27: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Laurel County: Lowe’s Home Improvement
136 Keavy Road
London, KY 40744
Wednesday, March 21- Tuesday, March 27: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Menifee County: Brown Home Building Supplies
5376 US Highway 460 E
Frenchburg, KY 40322
Wednesday, March 21 – Tuesday, March 27: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, March 24:  8 a.m. – 12 Noon; Closed Sunday

Ohio County: Beaver Dam Building Supply
202 South Main Street
Beaver Dam, KY 42320
Wednesday, March 21 – Tuesday, March 27: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Closed Sunday

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.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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