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Free Rebuilding and Repair Advice Available in Calhoun and Jackson Counties

Release date: 
November 6, 2018
Release Number: 
R4-DR-4399-FL NR 032

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – As Floridians repair or rebuild their homes damaged by Hurricane Michael, FEMA and home-improvement stores in Calhoun and Jackson counties are teaming up to provide free information and literature on making homes stronger and safer.

FEMA specialists will be on hand to answer questions and offer home-improvement guidance with proven methods to prevent or reduce damage from future disasters. Most of the information and the free publications are tailored for do-it-yourself work and general contractors.

Advisors will be available at the following stores. Dates and times may vary by location:





Jackson County

Tatum Hardware and Building Supply

2845 Hwy 71

Marianna, FL 32446

(850) 482-5513




Closed Sunday

7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Calhoun County

Tatum Hardware and Building Supply

19668 State Road 20W

Blountstown, FL 32423

(850) 674-4559




Closed Sunday

7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

8 a.m. to 12 p.m


Find more information about strengthening property at

FEMA specialists can provide general guidance regarding flood-insurance policies and offer technical assistance to aid in recovery. A complete list of home-improvement stores hosting FEMA mitigation specialists and their hours is available at

To get in touch with FEMA, call the Helpline at 800-621-3362. Those who use 711 or Video Relay Services may call 800-621-3362. Those who use TTY may call FEMA directly at 800-462-7585. Multilingual operators are available. Operators are on duty from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. CDT seven days a week until further notice.

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FEMA’s mission: Helping people before, during, and after disasters.

For a list of locations where survivors can obtain commodities (water, food, etc.), visit

For more Hurricane Michael recovery information, visit

Follow FEMA and the Florida Division of Emergency Management on Twitter at @FEMARegion4 and @FLSERT. You may also visit FEMA and the Division’s Facebook pages at and 

Last Updated: 
November 6, 2018 - 13:11