Olympia, WA --
|What:||"This Strong House: The Nuts and Bolts of Strengthening" A free workshop, sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), demonstrates practical ways to rebuild safer and stronger homes and businesses in the aftermath of the Nisqually Earthquake.|
|When:||Wednesday, April 11; 12 to 2 p.m.|
|Where:||Home Depot, 11915 Highway 99, Everett|
|Why:||Use expert advice to repair and retrofit property to protect against future damages.|
Using a cutaway model house together with chimney and cabinet demonstration pieces, mitigation experts will detail how to repair and retrofit foundations, chimneys and the structure itself from earthquake damage.
"We've discovered that every dollar spent on mitigation saves at least two dollars in repair costs following a disaster," said Carl Cook, FEMA's Deputy Federal Coordinating Officer for Mitigation. Mitigation is defined as an action taken to permanently eliminate or sharply reduce the long-term vulnerability of human life and property from hazards.
Further information about the workshop can be obtained by calling 360-596-3480. FEMA urges quake victims to register for assistance by calling 1-800-462-9029. The last day to register for disaster assistance is April 30.