DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. — Workshops where residents can learn ways to reduce impacts from future flooding are being offered in Glenview and Northbrook.
Mitigation specialists from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are hosting workshops in Illinois on small projects that can be undertaken by an individual homeowner at a reasonable cost.
Homeowners, service clubs, civic organizations, church groups and others in areas affected by basement flood damage are encouraged to attend a workshop. There will be a narrated presentation followed by a question and answer session. The FEMA booklet, “Protecting Your Home and Property From Flood Damage” will be available with other materials in both English and Spanish.
Scheduled workshops are:
Wednesday, Nov. 3, 7 p.m.
Police Department Headquarters
2500 East Lake Ave.
Glenview, IL 60026
Thursday, Nov. 4, 7 p.m.
Northbrook Village Hall
1225 Cedar Lane
Northbrook, IL 60062
More information on methods for protecting your home from future disasters is available at /hazard/flood/2010/1935/mitigation.shtm.
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