Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Now Opening At Home Depot: Rebuilding Advice For Georgians

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mitigation specialists are on the road again, offering Georgians free disaster-resistance advice.

Beginning at 8 a.m., Sat., Oct. 17, the FEMA specialists will be opening and staffing an informational display at:

The Home Depot
1062 Richard D Sailors Parkway
Powder Springs, GA 30127

The specialists will be on hand from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17 through Thursday, Oct. 22 and from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday, Oct. 23.

FEMA mitigation specialists have been making the rounds at home improvement stores throughout disaster-stricken communities, to provide residents with important information on ways to repair or improve their homes to reduce or prevent future disaster damages.

Those techniques include such ideas as: reducing mold and mildew, protecting electrical systems, furnaces, and other appliances; reinforcing structures against high winds and flooding; safeguarding valuables; and securing other important personal property. Information on flood insurance also is available.

The information, which includes reference booklets, is free and provided both in English and Spanish. No registration is required. There is no limit on the number of times someone can visit with a specialist or on the number of publications they can have.

The outreach teams and displays are planning to set up in other Home Depot stores as well for the next few weeks.

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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