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Survivors Repairing, Rebuilding and Planning for the Future Can Get Questions Answered by Insurance and Mitigation Specialists Feb. 26-March 3

Release date: 
February 26, 2018
Release Number: 
NR168

AUSTIN, Texas – As Texans repair or rebuild their homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey and subsequent flooding, Texas Department of Insurance (TDI), home improvement stores and FEMA mitigation specialists are teaming up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.

 

Texans who have insurance questions can meet with TDI staff, in addition to mitigation specialists, at these two locations:

  • Harris County: Houston Northwest Highway Home Depot Feb. 28 (10 a.m.-1 p.m.) and March 2 (9 a.m-3 p.m.)
  • Galveston County: Texas City Lowe’s Feb. 27 (1-6 p.m.) and March 1 (1-6 p.m.)

FEMA mitigation specialists will answer questions and offer tips and techniques to build hazard-resistant homes using proven methods that will prevent or reduce damage from future disasters. Most of the information and the free publications provided are geared to do-it-yourself work and general contractors. FEMA mitigation specialists will be at all five locations listed below.

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

Locations

Dates

Hours

Brazoria

McCoy's Building Supply

1300 Highway 288B, Richwood, 77531

Mon. Feb. 26

Tues. Feb. 27 – Fri. March 2

Sat. March 3

11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Galveston

Lowe’s (Store #0028)

3620 Emmitt F. Lowry Expressway, Texas City, 77590

Mon. Feb. 26

Tues. Feb. 27 – Sat. March 3

11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Harris

Home Depot (Store #6525)

14085 Northwest Freeway, Houston, 77040

Mon. Feb. 26

Tues. Feb. 27 – Sat. March 3

11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Jefferson

Ritter Lumber

7420 Texas 105, Beaumont, 77713

Mon. Feb. 26

Tues. Feb. 27 – Sat. March 3

11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Kleberg

Lowe’s (Store #1763)

1420 E. General Cavozos Blvd, Kingsville, 78363

Mon. Feb. 26

Tues. Feb. 27 – Sat. March 3

11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

8 a.m. - 6 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 6 Twitter account

at twitter.com/FEMARegion6 or the Texas Division of Emergency Management website at www.dps.texas.gov/dem/.

 

Last Updated: 
February 26, 2018 - 16:57