COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Engineering, flood insurance and mitigation specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be among state, federal and local experts available to answer questions and provide resources for disaster survivors Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Recovery Roundup, sponsored by the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration.
The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Missouri Southern State University Billingsly Student Center in Joplin and will offer advice on all types of insurance, city building requirements, credit counseling, small business resources and more.
FEMA Mitigation advisers will be available to answer questions on rebuilding. Advisers can provide valuable information about mold and mildew cleanup, electrical systems, furnaces and other appliances.
Specialists also can offer expert advice about protection from flooding and how to reinforce structures against high wind and earthquakes.
A tabletop safe room model will be on display and plans for a full-sized safe room will be available.
Information on flood insurance and free publications on a variety of rebuilding and safety topics also will be available, both in English and Spanish.
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.