BISMARCK, N.D. – Experts in hazard mitigation building techniques will be available at the Capital A’Fair to talk with North Dakotans about making repairs to current damage and ways to protect homes from future disaster damage. Held on the green space surrounding the Capitol, the event will be Saturday, Aug. 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A small model house, sump pumps, back flow valves and floor drain float plugs will be on display to help generate ideas on ways to protect homes and appliances from future damage. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mitigation experts will be on hand to offer one-on-one advice, valuable home improvement tips and other techniques.
Free publications will be available about mold and mildew cleanup and prevention, flood- and wind-resistant building methods, wind straps and other protective measures. FEMA Community Relations specialists will also be on hand to explain the registration process and answer questions.
Calling any other local or state disaster hotline will not get you registered for FEMA assistance.