RALEIGH, N.C. -- Specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be in Jacksonville, Wilmington and Wilson Thursday, Nov. 17, through Monday, Nov. 21, to offer free advice on making structures more resistant to storms.
Hazard mitigation specialists will be at these locations:
479 Western Blvd. Hwy 17
Jacksonville, NC 28546
New Hanover County
210 Eastwood Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28403
Lowe’s Home Improvement
2501 Forest Hills Rd. W.
Wilson, NC 27893
Hours are 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday.
Mitigation is any action taken to reduce the loss of life or loss or damage to property caused by disasters. Mitigation measures may reduce mold and mildew and protect electrical systems, furnaces and other appliances. They also reinforce structures against high wind, flood and fire and they secure
The mitigation teams also will have free reference booklets in English and Spanish, including:
- Preparing Makes Sense, Get Ready Now
- Protecting Your Home From Flood Damage
- Help After a Disaster
- Mold & Mildew: Cleaning Up Your Flood-Damaged Home
Information about strengthening property can be downloaded at www.fema.gov/rebuild.
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.