BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- Mitigation experts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be on-hand at the Wadena County Fair to help individuals learn about techniques that can help minimize property damage in the event of severe weather.
Date: Thursday, July 29th through Saturday, July 31st
Time: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Address: 400 Ash Avenue Northwest, Wadena
Mitigation techniques include such measures as creating wind resistant designs and reinforcing construction. It is also important for individuals to identify the location of “safe areas” at home and to develop a family preparedness plan.
FEMA manages federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. FEMA also initiates mitigation activities, works with state and local emergency managers, and manages the National Flood Insurance Program. FEMA became part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on March 1, 2003.
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.