Monday, September 10, 2012
BATON ROUGE, La – Survivors from St. John Parish who are rebuilding after Hurricane Isaac can receive a free consultation with hazard mitigation advisers from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The free consultations will be available on a walk-in basis at Home Depot in LaPlace starting Tuesday.
The advisers can answer survivors’ questions about protecting homes from future disaster-related damage, as well as offer tips and techniques to build hazard-resistant homes. Most of the information and the free publications provided at the in-store FEMA information stations are geared for do-it-yourself work and general contractors.
The FEMA information center will be open beginning Tuesday, Sept. 11 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thereafter, it will be open weekdays (except Wednesdays) and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. They are open Sundays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
300 W. Airline Hwy
LaPlace, LA 70068
Open Sept. 11-25, 2012
“FEMA puts mitigation experts in home improvement stores because we know their rebuilding suggestions and techniques make homes stronger,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Mike Hall of FEMA. “Survivors who take advantage of the consultations will come away with excellent project ideas.”
Hurricane safety and recovery topics to be covered include preparedness, roof repair, rebuilding flooded homes, and mold and mildew cleanup and prevention.
Survivors can register online at www.disasterassistance.gov or via smartphone at m.fema.gov. They may also call 1-800-621-3362 or (TTY) 1-800-462-7585. Those who use 711 Relay or Video Relay Services may call 1-800-621-3362. The toll-free telephone numbers are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.
For more information on Louisiana disaster recovery, click www.fema.gov/disaster/4080 or www.gohsep.la.gov. You can follow FEMA on Twitter at www.twitter.com/femaregion6 or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FEMA. Also visit our blog at www.fema.gov/blog.
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 800-621-FEMA (3362). For TTY call 800-462-7585.
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.