MISSOURI (KFVS) - As Missourians get back on their feet after severe damage by flooding and storms, tips and information on home repair are becoming available.
FEMA and home improvement stores in Gasconade, Jasper, Jefferson, Ozark, Pemiscot, Ripley and St. Louis counties are offering free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.
Federal Emergency Management Agency mitigation specialists will answer questions and offer proven methods to prevent or reduce damage from future disasters as well as offer tips and techniques to build hazard-resistant homes.
FEMA pointed out that most of the information is geared for do-it-yourself work and general contractors.
Recovery topics covered include flood insurance, elevating utilities and rebuilding flooded homes.
Free Repair, Rebuilding Advice Available in Gasconade, Jasper, Jefferson, Ozark, Pemiscot, Ripley and St. Louis Counties.
FEMA advisors will be available at the following stores:
Free reference booklets with information on protecting a home from flood damage will be available. More information about strengthening property can be found at www.fema.gov/what-mitigation.