City of Arlington, Texas and FEMA Team Up to Celebrate Flood Safety Awareness

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Release date: 
March 16, 2012
Release Number: 
R6-12-062

DENTON, Texas -- The Region 6 office of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is joining its local partners in Arlington, Texas to celebrate Flood Safety Awareness by co-sponsoring an informational fair on flood safety, and training seminars on the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for real estate and insurance agents.

The collaborative effort provides an opportunity for emergency management experts in the Arlington area to remind citizens about the dangers related to flood events, how to prepare for flooding and key terms related to floods.

“Flooding is the nation's number one natural disaster and it can happen anywhere,” said FEMA Region 6 Regional Administrator Tony Russell.  “We encourage homeowners, renters and business owners to find out if their home or business is at risk for flood and then prepare in advance to protect themselves.”

“The city is proud to offer this information and training for the general public and professionals in the real estate and insurance industries,” said city of Arlington Stormwater Engineer Audra Valamides.  “Real Estate agents and insurance representatives are the professionals that most citizens turn to for information on flood insurance.  We hope to form a strong partnership with them that will ultimately benefit our entire community.”

INFORMATIONAL FAIR

  • When: March 19 & 20; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Where: Arlington City Hall Lobby
  • How: Open to the Public

FREE NFIP TRAINING FOR REAL ESTATE AGENTS

  • When: March 21; 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Where: Arlington City Hall; Council Briefing Room
  • How: Agents call 817-459-6550 to RSVP (ask for Dr. Brigette Gibson or Bill Brown)

FREE NFIP TRAINING FOR INSURANCE AGENTS

  • When: March 23; 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  • Where: Arlington City Hall; Council Briefing Room
  • How: Agents call 817-459-6550 to RSVP (ask for Dr. Brigette Gibson or Bill Brown)

*All events are at Arlington City Hall located at 101 W. Abram St. Arlington, TX 76010

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 19, 2012 - 23:02
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