FEMA Offers Basement Flooding Avoidance Program

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Release date: 
October 12, 2010
Release Number: 
1935-037

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. -- Workshops are being offered in several Chicago neighborhoods, where residents can learn cost-effective ways they can protect property against future flooding.

Mitigation specialists from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are offering workshops on small projects that can be undertaken by homeowners to reduce a home’s vulnerability to future flooding. The projects are small in scope and can be completed at a relatively reasonable cost.

Homeowners and members of service clubs, civic organizations, church groups and others in areas which had significant basement flood damage are encouraged to attend a workshop.

Scheduled workshops are:

Saturday, Oct. 16
Two workshops - 10 a.m. or 1 p.m.

Washington Square (Old Navy Building)
4905 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL 60639

Monday, Oct. 18 – 6:30 p.m.
Cicero Community Center
2250 S. 49th Ave.
Cicero, IL 60804

Saturday, Oct. 23 – 11 a.m.
Broadview Baptist Church
2100 S. 25th Ave.
Broadview, IL 601

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

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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