Get Free Advice on Protecting Your Home from Future Disasters and Preparing For Emergencies

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Release date: 
June 4, 2011
Release Number: 
1975-036

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Homeowners rebuilding after the spring storms and floods, or those planning for future emergencies, can receive valuable information from specialists with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at several Arkansas locations beginning Saturday, June 4.

FEMA's mitigation specialists can answer questions about protecting homes from future disaster damage, as well as offer other home improvement tips and techniques. Topics will include mold and mildew cleanup and prevention, flood- and wind-resistant building methods, wind straps and other measures to make homes stronger and safer. Free publications on these topics will also be available.

Emergency preparedness will be the theme of materials presented by FEMA Community Relations specialists, who will also be on hand at these events. Learn a four-step procedure that can protect the whole family, including pets, during an emergency. Attendees can take home free informational pamphlets in both English and Spanish. 

The events are free and open to the public. Mitigation and preparedness specialists will be available at the following locations:  

Prairie County
June 4
Steamboat Days
Booth on Main Street
Des Arc, AR 72040
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Faulkner County
June 4 - 6
Lowe's
1325 Highway 64 West
Conway, AR 72032
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Garland County
June 5
E-Day Festival
Farmer's Market
121 Orange St.
Hot Springs, AR 71901
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Pulaski County
June 9 - 13
Home Depot
4325 E. McCain Blvd.
North Little Rock, AR 72117
7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Garland County
June 7 - 13
Lowe's
300 Cornerstone Blvd.
Hot Springs, AR 71913
7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Follow FEMA tweets about the Arkansas disaster at www.twitter.com/femaregion6. Other online resources include http://blog.fema.gov, www.facebook.com/fema and www.youtube.com/fema.

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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