Workshops Help Make Homes More Resistant To Flooding

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September 12, 2007
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ROCKFORD, Ill. -- Workshops on building techniques to make homes more resistant to storms and flooding will be held Sept. 13 - 22 in Freeport and Rockford.

The workshops are sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in cooperation with local businesses, building supply centers and relief agencies.

"These workshops, led by FEMA mitigation experts, will discuss the critical areas of storm and flood hazards," said Federal Coordinating Officer Tony Russell. "Everyone is invited and we urge everyone to attend, including homeowners, building contractors and architects."

Workshops will be held according to the following schedule:

Sept. 13-14, 2007
8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Nicholson Hardware
1131 Second Ave.
Rockford, IL

Sept. 13-14, 2007
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Salvation Army
416 S. Madison St.
Rockford, IL

Sept. 13-15
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sullivan's Grocery Store
2002 W. Galena Ave.
Freeport, IL

Sept. 15, 17 & 18, 2007
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Bob's Ace Hardware
2710 Twentieth St.
Rockford, IL

Sept. 17-20, 2007
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

1255 W. Galena Ave.
Freeport, IL

Sept. 19-22, 2007
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Logli Grocery Store
2642 Charles St.
Rockford, IL

Home ownership continues to be the largest lifetime investment for residents. Building or rebuilding properly, with the best technical guidance and using tested techniques, will assure that homes will be fortified against and more resistant to future storms and flooding.

FEMA coordinates the federal government's role in preparing for, preventing, mitigating the effects of, responding to, and recovering from all domestic disasters, whether natural or man-made, including acts of terror.

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July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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