FEMA Offers Information to Property Owners to Makes Homes, Businesses Safer from Disasters

November 15, 2005

The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is reaching out, at select Mississippi Lowe’s stores, to those rebuilding following Hurricane Katrina.

FEMA mitigation representatives will explain techniques to rebuild homes, as well as private and commercial structures, safer and stronger.

Customers will have a chance to view options such as the continuous load path model, which demonstrates how a structure can be tied from the roof to the foundation. Every joint is reinforced and linked in this process, making the structure stronger, which is particularly effective against wind damage.

FEMA representatives will be in stores from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., every day except Tuesdays. The Mitigation Home Improvement Outreach program will run until Dec. 11, 2005.

FEMA Mitigation Home Improvement Outreach Locations are:

3700 Sangani Blvd.

2151 John Hill Blvd.

3000 Hwy 90

3301 Denny Ave.

Customers, who have yet to register, will be provided information regarding FEMA’s disaster assistance registration process. Individuals who need to register for assistance can apply by phone at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or ( TTY) 1-800-462-7585 for those who are speech- or hearing-impaired or online at www.fema.gov.

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