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Posted on: March 10, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Free FEMA advice available at more St. Louis area stores

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Eight more home improvement stores— in St. Louis, Phelps, St. Francis and Franklin counties — are teaming up with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide local residents with free information, tips, flyers and brochures to prevent and lessen damage from disasters.
FEMA mitigation specialists will be available over the next six days to answer questions and offer home improvement tips on making homes stronger and safer against disasters. Most of the information is geared toward do-it-yourself work and general contractors.
Advisers will be available March 10 – 15 at the following locations . . .

St. Louis County:
• Home Depot, 7481 S. Lindberg Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63125
• Home Depot, 10890 Sunset Hills Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63127
• Home Depot, 3202 S. Kings Highway Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63139
• Lowe’s, 932 Loughborough Ave., St. Louis, MO 63111
• Home Depot, 10930 New Halls Ferry Road, St. Louis, MO 63136

Phelps County:
• Lowe’s, 2300 N. Bishop Ave., Rolla, MO 65401

Hours for all Lowe’s and Home Depot locations:
• Thursday-Saturday and Monday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
• Sunday 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
• Tuesday 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

St Francois County:
• Gifford Ace Hardware and Lumber, 510 Potosi St., Farmington, MO 63640

Hours at Gifford Ace Hardware and Lumber :
• Thursday-Friday and Monday 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
• Saturday 7:30 a.m. to noon
• Tuesday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
• Closed Sunday.

Franklin County:
• Gray Summit Hardware, 2625 MO-100, Gray Summit, MO 63039

Hours at Gray Summit Hardware:
• Thursday-Friday and Monday 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
• Saturday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
• Tuesday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
• Closed Sunday.
Mitigation teams will also have free reference booklets on protecting your home from flood damage. More information about strengthening property can be found at

For breaking news about flood recovery, follow FEMA Region 7 on Twitter at and turn on mobile notifications or visit the FEMA webpages dedicated to this disaster at

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.

All FEMA disaster assistance will be provided without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, sex (including sexual harassment), religion, national origin, age, disability, limited English proficiency, economic status, or retaliation. If you believe your civil rights are being violated, call 800-621-3362 or 800-462-7585(TTY/TDD).

The SBA is the federal government’s primary source of money for the long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property. SBA helps businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners and renters fund repairs or rebuilding efforts and cover the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged personal property. These disaster loans cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries and do not duplicate benefits of other agencies or organizations. For more information, applicants may contact SBA’s Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center by calling 800-659-2955, emailing, or visiting SBA’s website at Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals may call 800-877-8339.

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