FEMA Offers Free Rebuilding Advice in Southwest Missouri


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – (RealEstateRama) — Three home improvement stores in Southwest Missouri are teaming up with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide area residents with free information, tips and literature to prevent and lessen damage from disasters.

FEMA mitigation specialists will be available at all three stores to answer questions and offer home improvement tips on making homes stronger and safer. Most of the information is geared toward do-it-yourself work and general contractors.

February 25-March 1:

Lowe’s at 165 Mall Drive, Hollister, MO 65672 (Taney County)

Lowe’s at 1707 W. Norton Road, Springfield, MO 65803 (Greene County)


Thursday to Saturday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sunday 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Monday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Tuesday 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

February 26-28:

Tractor Supply Co. at 689 S. Monroe Street, Lebanon, MO 65536 (Laclede County)


Friday and Saturday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Sunday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Mitigation teams will also have free reference booklets on protecting your home from flood damage. More information about strengthening property can be found at www.fema.gov/what-mitigation.


For breaking news about flood recovery, follow FEMA Region 7 on Twitter at https://twitter.com/femaregion7 and turn on mobile notifications or visit the FEMA webpages dedicated to this disaster at www.fema.gov/disaster/4250.

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.

All FEMA disaster assistance will be provided without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, sex (including sexual harassment), religion, national origin, age, disability, limited English proficiency, economic status, or retaliation. If you believe your civil rights are being violated, call 800-621-3362 or 800-462-7585(TTY/TDD).

The SBA is the federal government’s primary source of money for the long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property. SBA helps businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners and renters fund repairs or rebuilding efforts and cover the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged personal property. These disaster loans cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries and do not duplicate benefits of other agencies or organizations. For more information, applicants may contact SBA’s Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center by calling 800-659-2955, emailing , or visiting SBA’s website at www.sba.gov/disaster. Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals may call 800-877-8339.


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


1 (800) 621-FEMA (3362)

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