FEMA offers home repair advice at Hammond, Covington hardware stores


Credit: SeventyFour

BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD)- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has teamed up with local hardware and home improvement stores—to help Louisiana residents with free advice on recovery from Hurricane Ida. No appointment is needed.

FEMA specialist will be at the Hammond store and the Covington hardware stores to give free advice to disaster survivors starting Monday, Jan. 10 through Saturday Jan. 15.

For those who are not available in-person, are encourage to call 833-FEMA-4-US to speak to a mitigation specialist.

FEMA mitigation specialists will answer questions and provide tips about protecting homes from future disaster-related damage such as high winds and water; and also provide information about selecting contractors, flood insurance, roof repair and other topics, according to FEMA.

These are the locations of participating home improvement stores;

Dirt Cheap Building Supplies
1000 Roma Ave.
Hammond, LA 70403
8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Steve’s Ace Hardware
1620 US Hwy 190
Covington, LA 70433
7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information on FEMA services visit www.fema.gov

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