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Those Building, Rebuilding or Repairing Can Plan for the Future and Get Questions Answered by Mitigation Specialists April 9-14

Release date: 
April 6, 2018
Release Number: 
NR-188

AUSTIN, Texas – As Texans repair, build or rebuild their homes after Hurricane Harvey, 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 free literature provided is geared to do-it-yourself work and general contractors.

Some topics covered will include flood insurance, elevating utilities and rebuilding flooded and wind-damaged homes. FEMA mitigation specialists will be available at these stores:

 

County

Locations

Dates

Hours

Aransas

Ace Hardware

2631 TX-35 Business, Rockport, 78382

Mon. April 9

Tues. April 10-Sat. April 14

11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Fort Bend

Home Depot (Store #6546)

5900 Highway 6, South Missouri City, 77459

Mon. April 9

Tues. April 10-Sat. April 14

11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Harris

Lowe’s (Store #555)

15555 F.M. 529, Houston, 77095

Mon. April 9-Sat. April 14

8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Harris

Home Depot (Store #565)      

5455 Fairmont Parkway, Pasadena, 77505

Mon. April 9

Tues. April 10-Sat. April 14

11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Jefferson

Parker Building Supply          

2948 Gulfway Drive, Port Arthur, 77642

Mon. April 9-Fri. April 13

Sat. April 14

8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

7:30 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 accountat twitter.com/FEMARegion6 or the Texas Division of Emergency Management website at www.dps.texas.gov/dem/.

 

Last Updated: 
April 6, 2018 - 13:11