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Irma Mitigation Outreach Available in Florida Home Improvement Stores

Release date: 
October 7, 2017
Release Number: 
R4 FEMA-4337-DR NR 044

FEMA mitigation specialists will be on hand in various locations to answer questions and offer home improvement tips along with proven methods to prevent or reduce damage from future disasters as well as offer tips and techniques to build hazard-resistant homes. Most of the information and the free publications provided are geared to do-it-yourself work and general contractors. Recovery topics covered include flood insurance, elevating utilities and rebuilding flooded homes.

FEMA advisors will be available at the following stores and dates:

County

Location

Dates

Hours

Monroe

KLI Shell Lumber & Hardware store
102665 Overseas Hwy
Key Largo, FL 33037

Monday - Saturday 10/6 – 10/14

Monday – Friday
7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Saturday
7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Monroe

The Home Depot
4555 Oversea Hwy
Marathon, FL  33050

Seven Days a Week
10/6 – 10/14

7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Monroe

The Home Depot
2811 N. Roosevelt Blvd.
Key West, FL 33040

Seven Days a Week
9/30 – 10/14

7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Collier

The Home Depot
1651 Airport Pulling Rd. S
Naples, FL 34112

Seven Days a Week
9/30 – 10/14

7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Collier

ACE Hardware
141 Tamiami Trail N
Naples, FL 34102

Mon. – Fri.
9/30 – 10/6

7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Miami-Dade

The Home Depot
1590 W. 49th. St.
Hialeah, FL 33012

Seven Days a Week
9/30 – 10/14

7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Miami-Dade

Lowe’s
1850 NE Campbell Dr.
Homestead, FL 33033

Seven Days a Week
9/30 – 10/14

7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Free reference booklets with information on protecting a home from flood damage will be available. More information about strengthening property can be found at www.fema.gov/protect-your-property.

FEMA mitigation specialist set up at a table inside of a Home Depot, speaking to a resident.
FEMA Mitigation Specialist MIchael Sampson (right) speaks with a Hurricane Irma survivor inside of the Home Depot in Key West, Florida, as part of FEMA's mitigation outreach program on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. Photo by J.T. Blatty / FEMA Download Original

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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.

FEMA’s temporary housing assistance and grants for public transportation expenses, medical and dental expenses, and funeral and burial expenses do not require individuals to apply for an SBA loan. However, applicants who receive SBA loan applications must submit them to SBA to be eligible for assistance that covers personal property, vehicle repair or replacement, and moving and storage expenses.

Last Updated: 
January 3, 2018 - 11:59