BISMARCK, N.D. -- North Dakotans can get information on how to make repairs to flooded homes and prepare for future flooding at a free Mitigation Workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 13, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 214 E. Thayer Avenue, Bismarck.
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 flood drain plug. Free publications on mitigations techniques, as well as mold and mildew cleanup, will be available.
State and federal officials encourage those affected by the disaster to register for assistance immediately by calling: 800-621-3362 (also applies to 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. The deadline to register for federal assistance, return SBA loan applications and apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance is Thursday, Sept. 22.
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.