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Free Advice on Protecting Your Home From Disasters Available at Seven Arkansas Locations

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June 30, 2011
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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 seven Arkansas locations beginning June 30.

FEMA's mitigation specialists will be available to answer questions about protecting homes from future disaster damage, and to 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 events are free and open to the public at the following locations, dates and times:

Benton County
June 30
Home Depot
1701 S. 46th St.
Rogers, AR 72756
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Clay County
June 30 - July 2
Cox Lumber
139 S. Thornton Ave.
Piggott, AR 72454
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat. 8 a.m. - noon

Randolph County
June 30 - July 2
Barton's Lumber
2405 Highway 67 S.
Pocahontas, AR 72455
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat. 8 a.m. - noon

Madison County
July 6
Huntsville Lumber
302 Harris St.
Huntsville, AR 72740
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

St. Francis County
July 6-7
Vaccaro Lumber
327 Front St.
Forrest City, AR 72335
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Washington County
July 1-2
4233 W. Sunset Ave.
Springdale, AR 72762
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Clay County
July 6-7
Black Building Center
409 Vine St.
Corning, AR. 72422
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362). For TTY call 800-462-7585.

The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) is the state's homeland security and preparedness agency. The agency works to identify and lessen the effects of emergencies, disasters and threats to Arkansas by developing effective prevention, preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery actions for all disasters and emergencies. For additional information, contact ADEM at (501) 683-6700 or visit the website at

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.

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July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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