Free consultations available to flood survivors

Survivors from Beauregard Parish who are rebuilding after the March severe storms and floods can receive a free consultation with hazard mitigation advisers from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The free mitigation stations will be open on a walk-in basis at Stine Lumber-Building in DeRidder starting Friday, April 8, 2016.

The advisers can answer questions about protecting homes from future disaster-related damage, as well as 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 roof repair, rebuilding flooded homes, and mold and mildew cleanup and prevention.

Stone’s is at 1335 North Pine. The mitigation station will be open Friday, April 8, and Saturday, April 9, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.  It will be closed on Sunday. The station will be open thereafter Monday, April 11, through Saturday, April 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Survivors can register online at They may also call  1-800-621-3362 or (TTY) 1-800-462-7585. The toll-free telephone numbers are open from 7 a.m. to 10 days a week.