MOORHEAD, Minn. -- Teams of hazard mitigation specialists with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are visiting Minnesota stores, answering questions residents may have about protecting their homes from future disaster damage.
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.
The Norman County schedule for May 20-23 includes the following:
Wednesday, May 20, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Nepstad Oil & Hardware
133 Highway 75
Hendrum, MN 56550
Thursday-Friday, May 21-22, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m..
402 E. Main Street
Ada, MN 56510
Saturday, May 23, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Valley Hardware & Supply
200 2nd Avenue W
Halstad, MN 56548
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.