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Mitigation specialists invite all Texans to talk home improvement May 14-19

Release date: 
May 11, 2018
Release Number: 
NR212

Join the more than 29,000 Texans who have learned how to prepare their homes for natural disasters from FEMA mitigation specialists at local home improvement stores.

Get ready for spring floods and hurricane season, which begins June 1. Meet with a mitigation specialist to get tips and techniques on how to repair and build hazard-resistant homes using proven methods to prevent future flood damage.

Specialists are eager to meet with anyone who has questions about disaster preparedness, even if Hurricane Harvey did not affect them. Topics covered include making a family disaster plan, disaster supply kits and the importance of flood insurance. FEMA mitigation specialists will be available at these stores:

 

County

Locations

Dates

Hours

Harris

Home Depot (Store #585)

2828 S. Highway 6, Houston, 77082

Mon. May 14-Sat. May 19

8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Harris

Home Depot (Store #1832)    

12730 W. Lake Houston Parkway, Houston, 77044

Mon. May 14-Sat. May 19

8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Harris

Home Depot (Store #6558)

8400 Westheimer Rd., Houston, 77063

Mon. May 14

Tues. May 15-Sat. May 19

11 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Orange

M&D Ace Hardware  

1230 N. Main St., Vidor, 77662

Mon. May 14-Sat. May 19

8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Matagorda

Parker Building Supply          

204 Henderson Ave., Palacios, 77465

Mon. May 14

Tues. May 15-Sat. May 19

11 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

 

 

Texans can go to www.facebook.com/FEMAHarvey/, https://twitter.com/femaregion6, and www.fema.gov/disaster/4332 this week and throughout May to learn how NFIP can protect them from disaster. Texas NFIP 2018 is a whole month dedicated to sharing tips with Texans about how they can prepare themselves and their homes for hurricane season. Use #TXNFIP18 to find information online and share with your friends and family.

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 additional information on Hurricane Harvey and Texas recovery, visit the Texas Division of Emergency Management website at https://www.dps.texas.gov/dem/.

Last Updated: 
May 11, 2018 - 09:15