FEMA to Participate in Homeowner Cleanup Workshops

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September 16, 2011
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COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Mitigation specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will participate in two Homeowner Cleanup Workshops Sept. 21 and Sept. 22 to provide information on cleaning and rebuilding after damaging floods.

The two events begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be held in the following locations:

Wednesday, Sept. 21
T. J. Hall
112 S Main Street
Oregon, MO 64473

Thursday, Sept. 22
Velma Houts Fair Building (Atchison County Fairgrounds)
201 E Hwy 136
Rock Port, MO 64482

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 can also offer expert advice about flooding and how to reinforce structures against high wind and earthquakes, a safe room display, including building plans, will be available. Information on flood insurance and free publications on a variety of rebuilding and safety topics will also be available, both in English and Spanish.

The workshop will assist homeowners in Atchison and Holt counties in the tasks of evaluating, cleaning and potentially moving back into their homes.

The workshop will include information on protections from hazards associated with cleaning a flooded home, including what can be salvaged and what needs to be discarded, recommended procedures for cleaning and sanitizing, and proper drying procedures. Evaluation of the structure, out buildings, wells and septic systems as well as evaluating your trees, shrubs and lawn also will be covered.

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.

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July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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