FEMA Specialists Offer Rebuilding Advice at Home Stores

Columbia, MO – July 19, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — Mitigation experts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be in Kennett to offer free rebuilding information and answer questions about how to strengthen property against future storm and flood damage.

Mitigation advisors will be on hand at a FEMA information booth at the following location:

Barton’s Build It Better
530 South Bypass
Kennett, MO 63857
Open July 21 through 23
July 21 — 22, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
July 23, 8 a.m. — 12 p.m.

Mitigation advisors can provide valuable information about mold and mildew cleanup, electrical systems, furnaces and other appliances. Specialists can also offer expert advice on how to reinforce structures against high wind and provide information regarding flood insurance. Free publications on a variety of rebuilding and safety topics will also be available both in English and Spanish.

To download materials on a variety of topics about strengthening property, go to www.fema.gov/rebuild/ and select “Rebuilding Resources.”

Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). Those with a speech disability or hearing loss who use a TTY call 1-800-462-7585; or use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS) to call 1-800-621-3362.

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

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On March 1, 2003, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) became part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The primary mission of the Federal Emergency Management Agency is to reduce the loss of life and property and protect the Nation from all hazards, including natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters, by leading and supporting the Nation in a risk-based, comprehensive emergency management system of preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation

Contact:

1 (800) 621-FEMA (3362)

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