FEMA Continues to Provide Repair, Rebuilding Advice at Local Hardware Stores

Release Date Release Number
DR-4738-GA NR 026
Release Date:
October 26, 2023

ATLANTA – As Georgia residents repair and rebuild in the aftermath of Hurricane Idalia, FEMA continues to team up 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, Quitman and Adel 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 and locations: 

Monday through Saturday, Oct. 23–28 

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

Monday through Saturday, Oct. 30–Nov. 4 

Stone's Home Centers 
1106 W. Screven St. 
Quitman, GA 31643 

Monday through Saturday, Nov. 6–11 

Adel Trading Co. Home Center
313 West 5th Street 
Adel, GA 31620

Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays. There is no charge. Reservations are not required.

For the latest information on Georgia’s recovery from Hurricane Idalia, visit fema.gov/disaster/4738, follow FEMA on X, formerly known as Twitter, at twitter.com/femaregion4 and at facebook.com/fema.

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