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FRANKFORT, Ky. – As Kentuckians recover, survivors of the July 26 flooding can get tips and advice on how to rebuild stronger and safer against storms.

FEMA mitigation specialists will be on hand in Martin and Whitley counties to answer questions and offer home improvement tips and proven methods to prevent and lessen damage from future disasters. This information is geared for do-it-yourself work and general contractors.

Mitigation is an effort to reduce the loss of life and property damage by lessening the impact of disaster. These mitigation specialists will be available Monday, Sept. 26, through Saturday, Oct. 1, at the following locations:

Martin County – Evans Hardware, 631 E. Main St., Inez, KY 41224

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Whitley County – Bryant & Son True Value Hardware, 372 S. Fifth St.,     Williamsburg, KY 40769

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Homeowners and renters in Breathitt, Clay, Floyd, Knott, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Magoffin, Martin, Owsley, Perry, Pike and Whitley counties can call 800-621-3362,  go online to, or use the FEMA mobile app to register for disaster assistance or look up the status of their disaster assistance application. If you use a relay service, such as video relay (VRS), captioned telephone or other service, give FEMA the number for that service.

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