FEMA Brings Rebuilding Advice To Louisville And Elizabethtown

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Release date: 
July 14, 2009
Release Number: 
1841-036

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Many Kentuckians are seeking ways to prevent losses from future flooding, tornadoes and severe storms. Over the past several weeks, nearly 16,000 have stopped by to ask for advice and information at Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Community Education Outreach centers inside Lowe's stores at various locations. This week the outreach centers move to Lowe's stores in Elizabethtown and Louisville.

"This outreach is a great opportunity for the citizens of Kentucky to learn what they can do to lessen   the impacts that flooding and other hazards have on themselves, their families and their properties," said Leslie Mahoney, Kentucky Division of Emergency Management State Mitigation Officer.

Tuesday was the last day of operation for the centers in Glasgow, Bardstown and Campbellsville. Here is the new schedule starting Thursday.

LOWE'S Store
100 Lowe's Dr.
Elizabethtown, Ky.
Mon.-Sat. 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sun. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
July 16 - July 21

LOWE'S Store
6651 Dixie Hwy.
Louisville, Ky.
Mon.-Sat.7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sun. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
July 16 - July 21

LOWE'S Store
4930 Norton Healthcare Blvd.
Louisville, Ky.
Mon.-Sat. 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sun. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
July 16 - July 21

FEMA advisors will continue in these locations through July 21 and will then move on to other areas.

They are providing guidance on such topics as storm and flood resistant building techniques, making mobile homes more storm worthy, retrofitting to reduce losses from severe weather, and flood insurance.

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.

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July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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