FEMA At Fulton And Linn Home Improvement Stores To Share Tips On Rebuilding Safer And Stronger

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December 12, 2008
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Mitigation advisors from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be in Fulton and Linn to offer businesses and homeowners tips on how to repair and rebuild in a way to make properties less susceptible to damage from future disasters. 

Information will be available on how to prevent or lessen the effects of future water and wind damage, building a safe room, and even avoiding earthquake damage. 

All residents are encouraged to visit the center below and talk face-to-face with advisors on a wide variety of mitigation topics. Building Outreaches at:

Callaway County
LaCrosse Lumber
1909 N. Bluff
Fulton, MO 65251

Open Dec. 15 and 16 (Monday and Tuesday)
Hours:  8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Osage County
Hometown Lumber and Hardware Inc.
742 Highway 50 West
Linn, MO 65051

Open Dec. 17 and 18 (Wednesday and Thursday)
Hours:  8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Residents can become familiar with the National Flood Insurance Program and flood insurance.  In addition, residents can also get information about:

  • Relocating electric outlets, switches, and boxes above potential floodwaters
  • Moving washers and dryers to a higher floor
  • Elevating furnaces and water heaters
  • Having a licensed plumber install a backflow valve to prevent sewer backup

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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