FEMA Specialists Offer Advice on Reducing Storm Damage

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Release date: 
November 15, 2011
Release Number: 
4019-098

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:

Onslow County
Home Depot
479 Western Blvd. Hwy 17
Jacksonville, NC 28546

New Hanover County
Home Depot
210 Eastwood Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28403

Wilson County
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
personal property.

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.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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