Learn How to Prepare for the Next Disaster

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Release date: 
February 8, 2001
Release Number: 
1354-52

Little Rock, AR -- As Arkansans continue to clear away the damage from December's ice storms, homeowners, builders and contractors will get a chance to learn how to prepare for future disasters and guard themselves and their property against damage.

From February 12 through February 24, a period that includes Arkansas' Severe Weather Awareness Week, disaster prevention advisers will travel the state to show how to protect against a wide range of dangers that Arkansans face.

The traveling road show will set up day-long exhibits at home improvement centers in several communities around the state, where Arkansans can:

  • look over a tornado-resistant "safe room,"
  • talk to experts about building and retrofitting to reduce property damage, and
  • gather written materials about protecting against such disasters as tornadoes, summer storms, wildfires, winter storms and earthquakes.

Events scheduled to date include:

Thursday, Feb. 15 Home Depot
12610 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 16 Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse
8001 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 17 Home Depot
675 East Joyce Boulevard, Fayetteville
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 22 Ace Hardware
1500 Highway 367 North, Newport
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 23 Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse
2906 East Harding, Pine Bluff
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 24 Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse
300 Cornerstone Boulevard, Hot Springs
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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