FEMA Expands Mitigation Outreach; Changes Hours

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January 24, 2009
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AUSTIN, Texas ? The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released its updated schedule for the teams of hazard mitigation specialists who are visiting Texas retail outlets, answering questions residents may have about protecting their homes from future disaster damage, as well as other home improvement questions. Some of the nine teams are changing locations, providing services in additional counties, while hours have been modified at some existing outlets.

The FEMA representatives explain flood- and wind-resistant building techniques, and offer advice on topics such as home elevation, safe rooms, wind straps, flood insurance and other measures to make homes stronger and safer. They also offer publications on similar topics.

Specialists are available at the following locations at the times and dates listed.

McCoy's Bldg. Supply
1000 SW Loop 323
7a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Through Feb. 6

McCoy's Bldg. Supply
1000 Hwy 59 S
7 a.m. -5:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat.
Through Feb. 6

The Home Depot
1341 W Davis
7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri., Sat.
8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sun.
Through Feb. 6

Bradley Feed & Supply
518 Miller St.
7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Through Feb. 12

Specialists are available at the following locations through Feb. 12. Hours are 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily with the exceptions of Sunday, when hours are 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday, when the specialists are not available.

The Home Depot
4915 Garth Road

The Home Depot
3910 Eastex Fwy

The Home Depot
100 Amber Jackson Pkwy
Lake Jackson

The Home Depot
702 65th St.

Orange County Bldg. Materials
365 Old Hwy 90W

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.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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