Free Rebuilding and Repair Advice Available in Gulf and Jackson Counties


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – (RealEstateRama) — As Floridians repair or rebuild their homes damaged by Hurricane Michael, FEMA and home improvement stores in Gulf and Jackson counties are teaming up to provide free information and literature on making homes stronger and safer.

FEMA specialists will be on hand to answer questions and offer home-improvement guidance with proven methods to prevent or reduce damage from future disasters. Most of the information and the free publications are tailored for do-it-yourself work and general contractors.

Advisors will be available at the following stores:





Gulf County Ace Hardware Port St. Joe

201 Williams Ave.

Port St. Joe, FL 32456


Nov. 17

Closed Sunday


8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST

8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST

Jackson County Lowes Home Improvement Center

4860 Mallory Plaza

Marianna, FL 32448



Nov. 20


8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. CST

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST


Find more information about strengthening property at

FEMA specialists can provide general guidance regarding flood-insurance policies and offer technical assistance to aid in recovery. A complete list of home-improvement stores hosting FEMA mitigation specialists and their hours is available at

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FEMA’s mission: Helping people before, during, and after disasters.

For a list of resources available to individuals and businesses affected by Hurricane Michael, visit

For more Hurricane Michael recovery information, visit

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