FEMA Specialists Provide Free Repair, Rebuilding and Mitigation Advice in Fairbanks

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Release date: 
September 25, 2013
Release Number: 
NR-019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaskans can get free advice this Saturday in Fairbanks on how to reduce property damages during disasters like floods, fires and earthquakes.

Specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be at the Preparedness Expo at the Carlson Center on Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., to offer expertise on building techniques and mitigation that can help protect homes, businesses and other property. The expo is a one-day public event being held as part of National Preparedness Month that features exhibits focusing on disaster preparedness.

This free service also offers information and publications on topics such as:

  • Understanding flood- and earthquake-resistant building methods
  • Staying warm during the winter
  • The benefits of flood insurance
  • Elevating or anchoring utilities

For more information on helpful, money-saving mitigation methods, such as elevation, flood proofing and earthquake-resistant property designs, visit FEMA.gov/building-science-publications.

Last Updated: 
September 25, 2013 - 13:08
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