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Free Repair Advice Available in Bee, Galveston, Harris and Jefferson Counties

Release date: 
October 25, 2017
Release Number: 
NR-077

Austin, Texas – As Texans repair or rebuild their homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey and subsequent flooding, FEMA and home-improvement stores in Bee, Galveston, Harris and Jefferson counties are teaming up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.

FEMA mitigation specialists will be on hand to answer questions and offer home-improvement tips along with proven methods to prevent or reduce damage from future disasters as well as offer tips and techniques to build hazard-resistant homes. Most of the information and the free publications provided are geared to do-it-yourself work and general contractors.

Recovery topics covered include flood insurance, elevating utilities and rebuilding flooded homes.

Free reference booklets with information on protecting a home from flood damage will be available.

FEMA advisers will be available at these stores:

County

Location

Dates

Hours

Bee

Sutherlands Lumber #2707, 2201 N. St. Marys St., Beeville TX 78102

October  26-28

 

October 29

8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Galveston

Sutherlands Lumber #3106, 611 FM 517 Road West, Dickinson TX 77539

October 26-28

 

October 29

 

8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Harris

Central Ace Hardware, 11676 Beamer Rd., Houston TX 77089

October 25-27

 

October 28

8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Jefferson

 

Sutherlands Lumber #3119, 4545 College St., Beaumont TX 77707

 

October 26-28

 

October 29

 

8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

 

For Texas disaster mitigation information, visit www.fema.gov/texas-disaster-mitigation.

For other information about mitigation, visit www.fema.gov/what-mitigation.

More information about strengthening properties can be found at www.fema.gov/protect-your-property.

For more information on Hurricane Harvey and Texas recovery, visit the Hurricane Harvey disaster web page at www.fema.gov/disaster/4332, the FEMA Harvey Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FEMAharvey, the FEMA Region VI Twitter account at twitter.com/FEMARegion6 or the Texas Division of Emergency Management website at www.dps.texas.gov/dem/.

 

Last Updated: 
January 3, 2018 - 11:58