BATON ROUGE, La. — As Louisianans repair or rebuild their homes damaged by August floods, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and local hardware and home improvement stores have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.
FEMA mitigation specialists will be on hand to provide information at area Lowe’s stores from Aug. 30 to Sept. 10. They will be available to answer questions and offer home improvement tips and proven methods to prevent and lessen damage from future disasters. Most of the information is aimed at both do-it-yourselfers and general contractors.
FEMA advisors will be on hand at information centers in these Lowe’s stores 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
142 Julia John Drive
Crowley, LA 70526
St. Landry Parish
1130 E. Landry St.
Opelousas, LA 70570
Free reference booklets, in English and Spanish, with information on protecting your home from flood damage, will be available at all locations. More information about strengthening property can be found at http://www.fema.gov/what-mitigation.
Survivors who have questions about their flood insurance policies and coverage should contact the National Flood Insurance Program call center at 800-621-3362 (Option 2) between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday. Specialists can help service claims, provide general information regarding policies, and offer technical assistance to aid in recovery.
Additional information on Louisiana’s disaster recovery can be found by visiting fema.gov/disaster/42737, twitter.com/femaregion6, twitter.com/FEMA, facebook.com/FEMA, fema.gov/blog and www.fema.gov/louisiana-disaster-mitigation.