WACO, Texas -- Mitigation experts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) relocated from the Home Depot at 527 Fair Ave. in San Antonio to the Wal-Mart at 8923 W. Military Dr. in San Antonio yesterday, Oct. 17 to provide information about disaster-resistant building practices. Information provided by FEMA's mitigation experts will include:
- Effective techniques for cleaning up mold
- Relocating electrical systems above potential floodwater
- Elevating heating, cooling and water systems
- Installing backflow valves to prevent sewer backup
- The availability and benefits of flood insurance
Mitigation experts will be available in San Antonio October 17 to October 21 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at:
8923 W. Military Dr.
San Antonio, Texas 78245
"FEMA Mitigation experts are a good resource for residents to learn ways to protect themselves and their homes from future damages," said Federal Coordinating Officer Kenneth Clark. "I encourage residents in the San Antonio area to drop by and pick up informative materials and speak with mitigation experts about their homes and businesses."
According to a Multi-hazard Mitigation Council (MMC) report, "...a dollar spent on mitigation saves society an average of $4.00." It's also possible that mitigation measures may increase the value of a home.
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.