COLUMBIA, S.C. – As South Carolinians rebuild and repair after the recent historic floods, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and local home improvement stores have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.
FEMA mitigation specialists will be on hand in Charleston County to answer questions and offer home improvement tips to prevent and lessen damage from future disasters. Most of the information is geared towards do-it-yourself work and general contractors.
Advisers will be available at two locations through Nov. 17. Hours and locations are as follows:
- Lowe’s located at 3125 Glenn McConnell Parkway in West Ashley (Thursday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Monday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Tuesday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
- Ace Hardware located at 3008 North Highway 17 in Mount Pleasant (Thursday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Monday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Tuesday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
Mitigation teams will also have free reference booklets in English and Spanish on protecting your home from flood damage. More information about strengthening property can be found at fema.gov/what-mitigation.