FEMA advisers offer home repair tips

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Property owners who are rebuilding after Hurricane Isaac can receive a free consultation with Hazard Mitigation advisers from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at home improvement centers in Ascension, East Baton Rouge, St. Tammany and Tangipahoa parishes starting Monday.

The advisers can offer tips and techniques on how to protect homes from future disaster-related damage and other measures to make homes stronger and safer; they also offer advice on topics such as:

emergency preparedness

roof repair

rebuilding flooded homes

home elevation

flood insurance

mold and mildew cleanup

Most of the information and free publications provided are geared for do-it-yourself work and general contractors. The mitigation stations will be open daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 29 to Nov. 12.

Ascension Parish

Lowe's

12484 Airline Highway

Gonzales, LA 70737

East Baton Rouge Parish

Home Depot

18139 Highland Road

Baton Rouge, LA 70810

St. Tammany Parish

Home Depot

143 Northshore Blvd.

Slidell, LA 70460

Tangipahoa Parish

Lowe's

3007 Highway 190 West

Hammond, LA 70401

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.