FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Recovery specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will continue their outreach efforts to those affected by the recent severe storms, tornadoes and flooding in Kentucky. Beginning June 1, Community Education and Outreach teams from FEMA will be offering advice to Paducah area homeowners, renters and business owners on clean-up and rebuilding procedures following the recent flooding.
The outreach teams will suggest mitigation measures to reduce or eliminate the long term risk to human life and property from hazards such as flooding and high winds.
FEMA mitigation outreach specialists will explain how best to clean up mold, mildew and bacteria, a common problem after flooding. They also will be offering tips on how to protect structures from future flooding, including information about relocating electrical panels, washers, dryers, and heating and cooling equipment to avoid water damage.
Outreach teams will be available for a week beginning June 1 at the Lowe’s Home Improvement.
DATE: June 1 to June 7.
TIME: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
LOCATION: Lowes of East Paducah
3131 Irvin Cobb Dr., Paducah, KY 42003
By taking precautions after flooding, residents can safely reoccupy buildings. Spending a few dollars today on mitigation measures can save lives and prevent damages in the thousands of dollars in the future.
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.