Free Rebuilding and Repair Advice Available in Lee County


MONTGOMERY, Ala.  — (RealEstateRama) — As Alabamians repair or rebuild their homes damaged by the March 3 tornadoes and straight-line winds, FEMA and home-improvement stores in Lee County 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 building 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:
County Location Dates Hours









1701 Frederick Road

Opelika, AL 36801



March 22-April 2

(Closed Sundays)



8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.



Lee County

 University Ace Hardware

2101 East University Drive

Auburn, AL 36830


 March 22-April 2

(Closed Sundays)




8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.


Find more information about strengthening property at
FEMA specialists can provide general guidance regarding safe rooms and offer technical assistance to aid in recovery.


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

Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362). For TTY call 800-462-7585.

FEMA’s temporary housing assistance and grants for public transportation expenses, medical and dental expenses, and funeral and burial expenses do not require individuals to apply for an SBA loan. However, applicants who receive SBA loan applications must submit them to SBA loan officers to be eligible for assistance that covers personal property, vehicle repair or replacement, and moving and storage expenses.

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