FEMA Mitigation Outreach Teams Will Provide Free Advice

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Release date: 
April 27, 2009
Release Number: 
1830-022

MOORHEAD, Minn. -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hazard mitigation teams will provide free advice to Minnesota homeowners who sustained damage during the recent flooding or who have questions about protecting their homes from future disasters.

These specialists, who will be at local home improvement centers this week and next, will offer advice on cost-effective ways to reduce future flood damage, home elevations, safe rooms, structural concerns and other disaster-related issues. FEMA Community Relations personnel also will be on hand to provide disaster-assistance application information.

Locations and times for FEMA Mitigation outreach teams follow:

April 28-30, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.:

  • True Value Hardware
    828 30th Avenue South
    Moorhead, MN 56560

May 1-4, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.:

  • Menard's
    3000 27th Avenue South
    Moorhead, MN 56560

Individuals can still apply for FEMA assistance by calling the Helpline at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), or TTY 1-800-462-7585, from 6 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week until further notice. Multilingual operators are available to assist individuals with limited English proficiency. Residents also may apply online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov. Deadline for applications is June 9.

FEMA leads and supports the nation in a risk-based, comprehensive emergency management system of preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation, to reduce the loss of life and property and protect the nation from all hazards including natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters

 

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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