Northeastern, S.D. -- A good time to help protect your home from the next flood is when you're repairing damage from the last one.
For many people in northeastern South Dakota, that time is now.
That's why FEMA specialists will be on-hand this week in three different communities to talk about simple and inexpensive steps people can take to make their homes safer and drier during the next flood. They will have helpful advice and detailed hand-out information on a wide range of flood protection projects, including how to raise electrical outlets, furnaces and appliances out of harm's way, as well as protecting against sewer backup and other simple but important home mitigation suggestions.
FEMA risk-reduction specialists say that by following a few simple steps, homeowners can dramatically decrease their vulnerability to costly repetitive repairs from flooding.
FEMA specialists will be available to talk to shoppers at:
- Sisseton: Pamida Store, 1712 SD Hwy. 10
Wednesday and Thursday, June 16-17
- Webster: A & S Hardware Hank & Rental, 20 W. U.S. Hwy 12
Friday and Saturday, June 18-19
- Aberdeen: Runnings Farm and Fleet, 804 So. 5th St.
Wednesday through Saturday, June 16-19
Hours for the teams in all stores will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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.