Discover New and Better Ways to Prepare for Flooding

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Release date: 
June 24, 2011
Release Number: 
1976-046

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Tired of getting beat up by Mother Nature’s powerful floods?

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has some valuable advice for people to protect their homes and business from future flood damage.

Display boxes stocked with FEMA mitigation publications will be set up near the entrances to nine home improvement stores in eight counties throughout the Commonwealth. The information is free and provides some proven techniques to prevent and lessen damage from future floods and severe storms.

The booklets and pamphlets suggest measures to reduce or eliminate the long term risk to human life and property from hazards such as flooding and high winds. The suggestions are often inexpensive and take little time to complete.

Some of the information that will be available includes 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. They also will offer advice on how best to clean up mold, mildew and bacteria, a common problem after flooding.

The locations are:

Boyd County
Gibb's True Value Hardware Store
942 13th St.
Ashland

Daviess County
Kight Home Center
2301 Windhaven Dr., Owensboro

Hardin County
B & R Supply Co., Inc.
2688 Leitchfield Rd.
Elizabethtown

Hardin County
Home Depot
1510 Ring Rd.
Elizabethtown

Henderson County
Norris ACE Home Center
1910 US 41 N., Old Orchard Shopping Center

Henderson

Jefferson County
Lowe’s of S.W. Louisville
6651 Dixie Hwy.
Louisville

Lawrence County
Wellman Hardware
309 E. Main St.
Louisa

Union County
Morganfield Home Center
925 US Highway 60 E,
Morganfield

Webster County
Williams Home Center
641 SR 109 N,
Clay

Additional information about this disaster is available at www.fema.gov and www.kyem.ky.gov.

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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