Holiday Store Browsing? Stop at Home Improvement Stores for Rebuilding Tips (Polk and Sarasota Counties)

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ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA specialists will be available in the locations listed below to answer questions and offer tips and techniques for building hazard-resistant homes to help prevent or reduce damage from future disasters. Most information is geared toward do-it-yourself work and general contractors. Topics will include flood insurance, rebuilding flooded homes, and elevating utilities.

Free reference booklets with information about protecting a home from flood damage will also be available. More information about protecting property can be found at www.fema.gov/protect-your- property.

FEMA advisors will be available at the following stores Dec. 26, 2017 through Jan. 6, 2018: They will not be working Dec. 30, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.

 

County

 

Location

 

Hours

 

Polk

Home Depot 2805
US Hwy  98 N
Lakeland, FL 33805

Monday-Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

 

Sarasota

Home Depot
18000 Tamiami Trail North Port, FL 34287

Monday-Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

 

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.


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 temporary housing assistance and grants for public transportation expenses, medical and dental expenses, and funeral and burial expenses do not require individuals to apply for an SBA loan. However, applicants who receive SBA loan applications must submit them to SBA to be eligible for assistance that covers personal property, vehicle repair or replacement, and moving and storage expenses.

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