FEMA Offering Free Advice on Building Stronger Homes

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June 14, 2011
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Jacksonville homeowners rebuilding after the spring storms or planning for future emergencies can receive valuable information beginning Thursday from specialists with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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.

The event is free and open to the public. Mitigation specialists will be available June 16-20 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at:  

2301 T. P. White Dr.
Jacksonville, AR 72076

Follow FEMA tweets about the Arkansas disaster at www.twitter.com/femaregion6. Other online resources include 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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