FEMA experts who can offer free rebuilding information

Federal Emergency Management Agency experts who can offer free rebuilding information and answer questions about how to strengthen property against future storm damage will be in Clinton, Jacksonville, Apex and Knightdale for six days beginning Thursday, June 2.

Advisors have suggestions to help home and business owners protect property against wind, flood and fire. They have counseled more than 14,000 residents since tornadoes struck North Carolina on April 16.

Experts will be at the following locations:

Lowe’s Home Improvement

911 Sunset Ave.

Clinton, NC 28328

The Home Depot

1000 Vision Dr.

Apex, NC 27523

Lowe’s Home Improvement

425 Yopp Road

Jacksonville, NC 28540

Lowe’s Home Improvement

7316 Knightdale Blvd.

Knightdale, NC 27545

Advisors will be available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and then from

8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday

7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday

7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 7.

A Congressionally mandated study in 2005 by a department in the National Institute of Building Sciences showed that every dollar spent on mitigation saves society an average of four dollars in future losses due to disasters.

Mitigation advisors can provide valuable information about mold and mildew cleanup, electrical systems, furnaces and other appliances. There is also expert advice about how to reinforce structures against high wind, flood and fire. Informative tips are also available for securing personal property. Free publications on a variety of rebuilding and safety topics are also available both in English and Spanish.

Information on flood insurance is also available.

Information about strengthening property can be downloaded at http://www.fema.gov/rebuild/

For more information about this disaster, go to www.nccrimecontrol.org and click on the red “April Tornadoes” tab. More information is also available at www.fema.gov.

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