Federal Emergency Management Agency Offers Repair, Rebuilding Advice at Local Community Facilities in Hyde, Bertie, Bladen and Duplin Counties

January 14, 2017

Durham, NC - - (January 13, 2017) - - Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mitigation specialists will be on hand next week at four local community facilities to answer questions and offer home improvement tips along with proven methods to prevent or reduce damage from future disasters. They also will offer tips and techniques to build hazard resistant homes.

Most of the information and the free publications provided are geared for do-it-yourself work and general contractors.

Recovery topics to be covered include flood insurance, elevating utilities and rebuilding flooded homes.

FEMA advisors will be available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17 through Friday, Jan. 20 at the following locations:

Hyde County

Government Center

30 Oyster Creek Road

Swan Quarter, NC 27885

Bertie County

Windsor Community Building

201 South Queen Street

Windsor, NC 27983

Bladen County

Bladen County Library

111 N. Cypress Street

Elizabethtown, NC 28337

Duplin County

Dept. of Social Services

423 North Main Street

Kenansville, NC 28349

Free reference booklets with information on protecting your home from flood damage will be available at all locations. More information about strengthening property can be found at www.fema.gov/what-mitigation.

North Carolina survivors who have questions about their flood insurance policies and coverage should call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (Option 2) for voice, 711 and Video Relay Service. If you are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use a TTY, call 800-462-7585. Specialists can help with service claims, provide general information regarding policies and offer technical assistance to aid in recovery.

For more information on the North Carolina recovery, visit fema.gov/disaster/4285 and readync.org. Follow FEMA on Twitter at @femaregion4 and North Carolina Emergency Management @NCEmergency.


Information source: Federal Emergency Management Agency