FEMA mitigation and flood insurance specialists will be available this week in Brookings and Sioux Falls to offer advice and tips on how to repair storm damage and rebuild safer and stronger.

FEMA specialists will be available at Lowe’s in Brookings and Sioux Falls through this Saturday, January 11th, to answer questions and provide home improvement tips for both do-it-yourself homeowners and general contractors.  

Some of the topics they will address include flood insurance, elevating utilities and rebuilding flooded homes. They also will have information on building structures that are more hazard-resistant, with proven methods to prevent or reduce damage from future disasters.

  FEMA advisers will be available at these two locations through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. 

More mitigation events are planned to be held at home improvement stores in southeast South Dakota in the coming weeks.