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Survivors Repairing, Rebuilding and Planning for the Future Can Get Questions Answered by Mitigation Specialists March 12-17

Release date: 
March 9, 2018
Release Number: 
NR 177

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

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.

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 mitigation specialists will be available at these stores:






Aransas Pass Lowe’s (Store #2506)
150 S. FM 1069, Aransas Pass, 78336

Mon. March 12
Tues. March 13-Sat. March 17

11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.



McCoy's Building Supply

675 FM 517, Alvin, 77511

Mon. March 12
Tues. March 13-Fri. March 16
Sat. March 17

11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
7 a.m. - 5 p.m.


League City Lowe’s (Store #2821)

1655 W. FM 646, League City, 77573

Mon. March 12-Sat. March 17

8 a.m. - 6 p.m.


Katy Lowe’s (Store #0098)
19935 Katy Freeway, Houston, 77094

Mon. March 12
Tues. March 13-Sat. March 17

11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.


Beaumont Home Depot (Store #501)3910 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, 77703

Mon. March 12-Sat. March 17

8 a.m. - 6 p.m.



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

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

For information on protecting properties from disaster, visit 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: 
March 13, 2018 - 10:35