FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Beginning June 2, Community Education and Outreach teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be offering advice to Hardin and Jefferson County 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 2 at the Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse in Elizabethtown and the Home Depot-St. Matthews in Louisville. Teams will be available at both locations from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
The locations for the mitigation teams are:
100 Lowe's Drive
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Home Depot-St. Matthews
964 Breckenridge Lane
Louisville, KY 40207
Mitigation information will also be available at B & R Supply Co., 2688 Leitchfield Road in Elizabethtown.
By taking precautions after flooding, residents can safely reoccupy damaged 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.