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At A Lowe's Near You: Free Rebuilding Advice From FEMA

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September 19, 2012
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CLINTON, Miss. – Mississippi residents who suffered damage from wind and flooding caused by Hurricane Isaac can get free advice on rebuilding stronger, more disaster-resistant structures from Federal Emergency Management Agency mitigation specialists at the Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouses in the following locations.

Jackson County


3301 Denny Avenue

Pascagoula, MS 39581


Mon.-Sat.7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sunday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Rankin County


120 Ridge Way

Flowood, MS 39232


Mon.-Sat. 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sunday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Lauderdale County


100 15th Place South 

Meridian, MS 39301


Mon.-Sat. 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sunday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Consultations with FEMA mitigation specialists are available on a walk-in basis today through Monday, Sept. 24. The in-store event is geared to both do-it-yourself projects and building contractors.

Mitigation specialists have information and offer advice about making repairs, rebuilding and retrofitting homes and buildings to make them stronger and more resistant to future storm damage.

Protecting property from disasters can involve a variety of actions, from inspecting and maintaining a building to installing protective devices. Techniques include reducing mold and mildew, protecting electrical systems and appliances, to reinforcing structures against high winds.

Additional information is available online:

Once a major storm hits, it’s too late to protect your home and property. But there are things you can do now to reduce damage from high winds and water from future storms.

Protecting your property from flooding can involve a variety of actions, from inspecting and maintaining the building to installing protective devices.

This report presents floodproofing techniques that can be used for existing residential structures.

FEMA has prepared this guide specifically for homeowners who want to know how to protect their homes from flooding.

This publication shows how floodprone houses in south Florida were elevated above the 100-year flood level following Hurricane Andrew. Alternative elevation techniques are also demonstrated.

Flooding in residential areas is bound to happen in flood-prone areas resulting in property damage. This manual is for designers, developers, builders, and others who wish to build elevated residential structures in flood-prone areas.


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.

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September 19, 2012 - 13:19
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