FEMA Experts Now Offering Rebuilding Tips in Okeechobee County

LAKE MARY, Fla. – FEMA continues to add sites to its roster of locations offering free mitigation advice. As part of a continued effort to help Floridians rebuild from Hurricane Nicole and Hurricane Ian, FEMA will offer free advice in Okeechobee County starting March 6. The information will focus on how to rebuild stronger and safer against storms.

                        Okeechobee County
                       2700 U.S. Highway 441 South
                       Okeechobee, Florida 34974
                       Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday
                       8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday

While at each Home Depot, FEMA mitigation specialists will answer questions and offer free home improvement tips and proven methods to prevent and lessen damage from future disasters. Mitigation is an effort to reduce the loss of life and property damage by lessening the impact of a disaster. The information is geared for do-it-yourself work and general contractors. In addition to receiving in-person advice, Hurricane Nicole and Hurricane Ian survivors can call the FEMA Mitigation Line to speak with mitigation specialists. The number is 833-336-2487 and is available Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST.

For the latest information on Florida’s recovery from Hurricane Ian, visit floridadisaster.org/info and fema.gov/disaster/4673. For Hurricane Nicole, visit fema.gov/disaster/4680. Follow FEMA Region 4 (@femaregion4) / Twitter and facebook.com/fema