LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mitigation specialists are offering Kentuckians free advice on making their homes more disaster-resistant.
Beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 31, FEMA specialists will be opening and staffing an informational display in Pike County at:
183 Cassady Blvd.
Pikeville, KY 41501
The display will be open until 7 p.m. Saturday. After that, hours will be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday through Aug. 14.
FEMA mitigation specialists can provide residents with important information on ways to repair or improve their homes to reduce or prevent future disaster damages.
Those techniques include reducing mold and mildew, protecting electrical systems, furnaces, and other appliances; reinforcing structures against high winds and flooding; safeguarding valuables; and securing other important personal property. Information on flood insurance also is available.
The information, which includes reference booklets, is free and provided both in English and Spanish. No registration is required. There is no limit on the number of times someone can visit with a specialist or on the number of publications they can have.
Mitigation advisors are also at mobile Disaster Recovery Centers adjacent to the following business locations:
Marrowbone (Elkhorn City)
Information is also available at www.fema.gov/rebuild/recover/resources.
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.