BISMARCK, N.D. – Homeowners can get information on how to make repairs and rebuild flooded homes to better withstand future disasters at a free Flood Rebuilding Workshop on Aug. 25 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Grand International, 1501 N. Broadway, Minot. The workshop is sponsored by the North Dakota State University Extension Service and Northern Lights Chapter of Habitat for Humanity.
Federal Emergency Management Agency mitigation specialists will provide information on how to protect homes from future flood damage. A representative from the National Flood Insurance Program will explain the benefits of flood insurance and a Small Business Administration (SBA) specialist will answer questions about SBA loans.
Homeowners can visit a display featuring a sump pump, backflow valve and floor drain plug. Free publications on mold and mildew cleanup will also be available.
State and federal officials encourage those affected by the disaster to register for assistance immediately by calling: 800-621-3362 (also applies for VRS and 711-Relay users) or TTY 800-462-7585. The toll-free line is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. CDT. Individuals may also register for disaster assistance at www.disasterassistance.gov or with a smart phone at m.fema.gov.