HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The FEMA Hazard Mitigation Outreach team currently providing storm-damage repair and rebuilding advice in Lycoming County will continue doing so through Wednesday, October 12.
FEMA Mitigation Outreach
701 Loyalsock Ave.
Montoursville, PA 17754
10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Now through October 12
Originally scheduled through Wednesday, October 5, the team has extended its stay another week in response to homeowner demand for information that helps them 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 equipment 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:
Information regarding FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program.
Low-cost measures to reduce risk from natural disasters, building and retrofitting tips, and how to build a safe room.
Information and resources for making your property less susceptible to future losses.
Safer building design and construction for design professionals, home installers, surveyors and state and local officials.
Resources for different phases of recovering and rebuilding.
Information and guidance on building safer.
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.