SALEM, Ore. -- Disaster mitigation outreach teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be at Sheridan Building Materials in Sheridan from Friday, January 25 to Tuesday, January 29, to provide information about making homes safer and more storm resistant.
"FEMA mitigation experts will discuss repairing wind and flood-damaged homes, flood insurance, and protecting property from storms," Federal Coordinating Officer Glen R. Sachtleben said. "We urge everyone to come by the information displays, including homeowners, building contractors and architects. You can pick up brochures and ask questions about how to reduce damages through disaster-resistant building techniques."
The center is at the Sheridan Building Materials, 345 South Bridge Street, Sheridan, OR ?97178.
Hours: Friday, 1/25 ?? ????8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, 1/26:? ?8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 1/27:????? CLOSED
Mon, 1/28:?????????? 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 pm
Last Day - COB Tuesday, 1/29
Oregonians can stop by to learn about a wide range of mitigation measures such as relocating electric switchboxes and outlets, installing sewer backup valves, and elevating furnaces, water heaters and appliances. Do-it yourself advice and consumer information about hiring responsible professionals will also be available.
Brochures on how to protect homes against future severe storms, high winds and flooding will be available at the booths. FEMA wants to help mitigate or make less severe the aftermath of severe weather events.
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.