FEMA's Free Rebuilding Advice Team Extended For Second Time

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Release date: 
October 4, 2011
Release Number: 
4025-047

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The FEMA Hazard Mitigation Outreach team now providing storm-damage repair and rebuilding advice in Dauphin County will continue doing so through Monday, October 10.

FEMA Mitigation Outreach
Lowe's
4000 Union Deposit Road
Harrisburg, PA 17109
10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Now through October 10

Originally scheduled through Monday, September 26, the team's stay has been extended twice by popular demand for information that helps survivors of the recent storms and flooding build back safer, smarter and stronger.

The outreach team suggests mitigation measures to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk to human life and property from hazards such as flooding and high winds. They answer questions about FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program and explain how best to clean up mold, mildew and bacteria, a common problem after flooding. They also offer tips on how to protect structures from future flooding, including information about relocating electrical panels, washers, dryers, and heating and cooling systems to avoid water damage.

By taking precautions after flooding, residents can safely reoccupy damaged buildings. Spending a few dollars today on mitigation measures can save lives and prevent damages in the thousands of dollars in the future.

Additional help is available at the following websites:

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.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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