LAREDO, Texas – Teams of hazard mitigation specialists with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be available at Lowe’s Home Improvement Center, 525 E. Ruben Torres Blvd. in Brownsville beginning at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 16.
The teams will be available from through Tuesday, Sept. 21. Hours will be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Monday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday.
Their aim is to provide information and answer questions residents may have about protecting their homes from future disaster damage as well as building or rebuilding their homes safer and stronger.
The FEMA representatives may talk with survivors about mold issues, mitigation and preparedness issues including tornado preparedness. They will also offer publications on similar topics.
For more information on the Hurricane Alex disaster recovery, browse the features on this FEMA Web site at www.fema.gov/hazard/hurricane/2010/alex/index.shtm. Users of smart phones and other mobile devices can visit m.fema.gov. Texans should also visit www.txdps.state.tx.us/dem for more information on this disaster and preparation for future disasters.
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.