Get Tips and Techniques on Rebuilding after a Disaster
Oklahoma City, OK – As Oklahomans rebuild and repair homes and businesses damaged by storms and flooding in May and June, FEMA has been teaming up with home improvement stores to provide free information, tips and literature on how to make homes stronger and safer during the rebuilding process.
FEMA mitigation specialists will be on hand to answer questions and offer home improvement tips and methods to prevent or reduce damage from future disasters, and techniques to build hazard-resistant homes. Most of the information and free publications provided are geared for do-it-yourself work and general contractors.
Recovery topics include flood insurance, elevating utilities, safe rooms and rebuilding flooded homes.
All information and assistance will be available in English and Spanish.
Starting Tuesday, July 30, FEMA advisors will be available from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday and on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the following Tulsa area locations. The last day for mitigation outreach will be Friday, August 16.
12001 E. 96th St. N
Owasso, OK 74055
11114 S. Memorial Dr.
Bixby, OK 74008
1525 S. Yale Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74112
2205 SE Adams Blvd.
Bartlesville, OK 74006
Survivors impacted by the severe storms and flooding that occurred from May 7 to June 9, 2019 can register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or toll-free at 800-621-3362 (voice, 711/VRS – Video Relay Service). Multilingual operators are available. (Press 2 for Spanish). For TTY call 800-462-7585. Lines are open 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.
Registering with FEMA is the first step toward qualifying for disaster assistance, which may include grants to help homeowners and renters pay for temporary housing, essential home repairs, personal property replacements and disaster-related needs not covered by insurance.