LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Federal Emergency Management Agency mitigation specialists continue to offer Kentuckians free advice on making their homes more disaster-resistant.
FEMA specialists are now staffing an informational display in Carter County at the following location:
Farmers True Value Hardware Store
630 North Carol Malone Blvd.
Grayson, KY 41143
Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday until Aug. 21.
FEMA mitigation specialists can provide residents with 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.
Free reference booklets are available both in English and Spanish. No registration is required and there is no limit on the number of times someone can visit with a specialist or on the number of publications they can have.
Disaster Recovery Centers are open this week only from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Saturday at the following locations:
Olive Hill Historical Society
120 Comet Drive
Olive Hill, KY 41164
Lewis County Volunteer Fire Department
298 Lions Lane
Vanceburg, KY 41179
Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers in Pike County will remain open until further notice.
FEMA mitigation specialists continue to staff an informational display in Pike County at Lowe's Home Improvement Store, 183 Cassady Blvd., Pikeville, KY 41501. The display is staffed 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday until further notice.
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.