FEMA Rebuilding Experts Offer Advice in McCracken County

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Release date: 
June 8, 2011
Release Number: 
1976-030

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Did you suffer damage to your residence or business following the recent severe weather impacting the Commonwealth? Are you planning a renovation or addition to your home? A Community Education Outreach team from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be offering advice to McCracken County homeowners, renters and business owners on clean-up and rebuilding procedures following the recent flooding.

The outreach team 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.

The outreach team will be available from June 8 to June 16 at the Lowe’s in Paducah on Hinkleville Road. The team will be available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the following location:

McCracken County:
Lowe's
5176 Hinkleville Road
Paducah, KY 42001

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.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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