FEMA Offers Repair and Rebuilding Advice on Building Back Stronger
Oklahoma City, OK – As Oklahomans rebuild and repair homes and businesses damaged by the recent storms and flooding, FEMA and Lowe’s have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on how to make homes stronger and safer during the rebuilding process.
FEMA mitigation specialists will be on hand to answer questions and offer home improvement tips and methods to prevent or reduce damage from future disasters, and techniques to build hazard-resistant homes. Most of the information and free publications provided are geared for do-it-yourself work and general contractors.
Recovery topics include flood insurance, elevating utilities and rebuilding flooded homes.
All information and assistance will be available in English and Spanish.
FEMA advisors will be available from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.., Saturday July 13 through Saturday July 27, at the following locations:
2131 S. Main St.
Grove, OK 74344
7225 S. Olympia Ave. West
Tulsa, OK 74132
1900 E. Hillside Dr.
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
Survivors impacted by the tornados and flooding can register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or toll-free at 800-621-3362 (voice, 711/VRS - Video Relay Service). Multilingual operators are available. (Press 2 for Spanish). For TTY call 800-462-7585. Lines are open 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.
Registering with FEMA is the first step toward qualifying for disaster assistance, which may include grants to help homeowners and renters pay for temporary housing, essential home repairs, personal property replacements and disaster-related needs not covered by insurance.