RALEIGH, N.C. – Disaster survivors can get tips and advice on how to rebuild stronger against future storm damage at the North Carolina State Fair in Raleigh starting Oct. 11.
FEMA flood mitigation specialists can answer questions about home repair, making disaster plans, putting together supply kits and the importance of flood insurance.
Mitigation is the effort to reduce the loss of life and property damage by lessening the impact of future disasters. The specialists will be available at the mitigation booth in the:
Scott Building, Space 069
North Carolina State Fair
1025 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, N.C. 27607
Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018
From 4 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. local time
Oct. 12 through Oct. 21, 2018
from 9 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. local time.
Mitigation events are also being held at home improvement stores in disaster-affected North Carolina counties during October.
FEMA’s mission: Helping people before, during and after disasters.
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 800-621-3362 (711/VRS - Video Relay Service). Multilingual operators are available. (Press 2 for Spanish). TTY call 800-462-7585.
The SBA is the federal government’s primary source of money for the long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property. SBA helps businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners and renters fund repairs or rebuilding efforts and cover the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged personal property. These disaster loans cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries and do not duplicate benefits of other agencies or organizations. For more information, applicants may contact SBA’s Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center by calling (800) 659-2955, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting SBA’s website at www.sba.gov/disaster. Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals may call (800) 877-8339.