ATLANTA, Ga. -- Georgia property owners in flood-prone areas can get free advice on making their structures disaster resistant. Informal workshops are being held at home improvement stores and hardware stores in Cobb, Walker and DeKalb counties.
Mitigation specialists will come from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in cooperation with local businesses, building supply centers, relief agencies and local governments. Information will be given one-on-one in English and Spanish, and free publications will be available.
Mitigation workshops are running continuously from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. to give individual explanations on how to brace structures and property against flooding and other hazards. Experts can also answer questions about flood insurance.
Officials urge everyone to attend, including homeowners, building contractors and architects. Anyone may visit at any time and no registration is required.
Workshops will be held daily according to the following schedule:
Now through Saturday, Oct. 17
7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Lowe's of Austell
1717 East-West Connector
Austell, GA 30106
27 Hardware and Supply
7931 N. Highway 27
Rock Spring, GA 30739
Benjamin Moore Paints-Intown Ace Hardware
1404 Scott Blvd.
Decatur, GA 30030
Ace Hardware Store
1231 Glenwood Ave. SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.