Repair, Rebuilding Advice from FEMA at Local Hardware Stores

Release Date Release Number
DR-4738-GA NR 024
Release Date:
October 23, 2023

ATLANTA – As Georgia residents repair and rebuild in the aftermath of Hurricane Idalia, FEMA has teamed with local hardware stores to provide free information and tips on how to make hurricane-damaged homes stronger and safer. 

FEMA specialists will be available in Valdosta to answer questions and offer home-improvement tips and proven methods to help prevent or reduce damage from future disasters. They will also share techniques for rebuilding hazard-resistant homes. Most information is aimed at do-it-yourselfers and general contractor work. 

The specialists will be available on these dates at this location: 

Monday through Saturday, Oct. 23-28 

True Value Hardware 
204 East Central Ave. 
Valdosta, GA 31601 

Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. There is no charge. Reservations are not required.

For the latest information on Georgia’s recovery from Hurricane Idalia, visit, follow FEMA on X, formerly known as Twitter, at and at

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