BISMARCK, N.D. -- Homeowners in Valley City and surrounding areas can get information on how to make repairs to flooded homes and prepare for future flooding at a free Mitigation Workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the HAC Building at Valley City High School, 180 4th Street NW, Valley City, ND.
Federal Emergency Management Agency mitigation specialists will provide information on how to protect homes from future flood damage, as well as tips on how to clean up mold and mildew. A representative from the National Flood Insurance Program will be on hand to explain the benefits of flood insurance.
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 Small Business Administration 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.