Ten Communities to Get Rebuilding Help

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Release date: 
November 22, 1999
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RALEIGH, N.C. -- Ten communities in eastern North Carolina's flood disaster area will be visited by mobile demonstration vans Nov. 30 through Dec. 5 to offer tips on rebuilding damaged homes and businesses to make them more disaster-resistant.

The mobile rebuilding information vans are a part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) national initiative to end the repetitive-loss cycle in disaster recovery by helping communities and property owners take steps to reduce the costly impact of disasters.

Two mobile centers will be on the road to demonstrate hazard mitigation measures, such as structural strengthening, elevating structures and equipment in flood zones and relocating flood-prone structures. Specialists will provide information on a range of mitigation options for all types of damage.

The centers will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. according to the following schedule:

Tuesday Nov. 30
Pender County
Greater St. Paul Holy Church
1300 Webtown Road
Maple Hill, NC
Friday, Dec. 3
Bladen County
Fire Station
Bladenboro, NC
Brunswick County
Volunteer Fire Department
Highway 87
Boiling Spring Lakes, NC
Columbus County
Food Lion
Chadbourn Center
Junction Hwys. 74, 76, 130, and 410
Chadbourn, NC

Wednesday, Dec. 1
Pender County
Texaco Gas Station
Junction Highways 53 and 11
Atkinson, NC
Sat. & Sun., Dec. 4 & 5
Robeson County
Lowe's of Lumberton
5060 Fayetteville Road
Lumberton, NC

Thursday Dec. 2
Bladen County
Fire Station
Kelly, NC
Columbus County
Town Hall
Highway 214
5 Miles West of Bolton
Lake Waccamaw, NC
Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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