BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) -Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mitigation specialist is offering disaster survivors advice at the Home Depot in Denham Springs and Lowe’s Home Improvement store in New Orleans— on how to rebuild their homes better to prevent risk for future disasters like Hurricane Ida.

Survivors can meet with mitigation specialists at either location from Dec. 6 to 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Mitigation specialists will give strategic tips on how survivors can rebuild and protect their homes from future disaster-related damages, such as high winds and water.

They will also have information about selecting contractors, flood insurance, roof repair, and other topics, according to the release.

To speak with a mitigation specialist 833-FEMA-4-US or 833-336-2487 or email a specialist at