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FEMA Offers Free Rebuilding Tips at Local Home Improvement Stores

Release date: 
July 30, 2019
Release Number: 
NR 005

AUSTIN, Texas – Disaster survivors from Cameron, Willacy, and Hidalgo counties who are rebuilding and repairing their homes after the severe storms and floods of June 24 -25, 2019, can visit Lowe’s or Home Depot stores to get free hazard mitigation consultations from FEMA mitigation representatives.

 

Mitigation advisors will be on-hand to answer questions about rebuilding and protecting homes from future disaster-related damage. Topics include flood insurance and elevating of utilities. Most of the information provided is geared toward do-it-yourself work and general contractors.

 

FEMA Mitigation Specialists will be available at the following locations:

Open Wednesday, July 31 through Sunday, August 4 from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Cameron County

Home Depot

605 West Morrison Rd.

Brownsville, TX 78520

 

Hidalgo County

Lowe’s Store

5700 North 10th Street

McAllen, TX 78504

 

Cameron County

Home Depot

4710 South Expressway 83

Harlingen, TX 78552

Open Monday, August 5 through Saturday, August 10 from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Cameron County

Lowe’s Store

525 East Ruben Torres Blvd.

Brownsville, TX 78520

 

Hidalgo County

Home Depot

801 Trenton Rd.

McAllen, TX 78504

 

Cameron County

Lowe’s Store

4705 South Expressway 77/83

Harlingen, TX 78550

 

For Texas disaster mitigation information, visit www.fema.gov/texas-disaster-mitigation. For additional information about mitigation, visit www.fema.gov/what-mitigation. For information on protecting properties from disaster, visit www.fema.gov/protect-your- property.

 

Survivors can register for FEMA assistance online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov, or may call 800-621-3362 or (TTY) 800-462-7585. Those who use 711 Relay or Video Relay Services may call 800-621-3362. The toll-free telephone numbers are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time, seven days a week.

 

The Small Business Administration (SBA) offers federal low-interest loans to businesses of all sizes, most nonprofits, homeowners and renters. Apply online using SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Survivors can apply in person at any disaster recovery center and receive personal, one-on-one help from an SBA representative. For additional information or to find the nearest location, visit www.sba.gov/disaster, call SBA at (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov. Individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing may call (800) 877-8339. To apply by mail, send completed paper application to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.

Last Updated: 
July 31, 2019 - 10:38