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Mitigation specialists invite all Texans to talk preparedness June 25-30

Release date: 
June 22, 2018
Release Number: 
TRO-NR-006

AUSTIN, Texas – Join the more than 43,000 Texans who have learned from FEMA mitigation specialists at local home improvement stores how to prepare their homes for natural disasters.

 

Hurricane season began this month, making it a great time to meet with a FEMA expert and learn how to prepare for extreme weather. Our mitigation specialists will provide 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

Cameron

Lowe’s (Store #2669)

525 E. Ruben Torres Blvd., Brownsville, 78520

Mon. June 25

Tues. June 26-Sat. June 30

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

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

Harris

Home Depot (Store #569)

 13400 Market St., Houston, 77015

Mon. June 25-Sat. June 30

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

Harris

Home Depot (Store #6828)

4159 FM 1960 West, Houston, 77068

Mon. June 25

Tues. June 26-Sat. June 30

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

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

Harris

Lowes (Store #2822)

 20902 Kuykendahl Road, Spring, 77379

Mon. June 25-Sat. June 30

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

Hidalgo

Home Depot (Store #506)

409 N. Jackson Road, Pharr, 78577

Mon. June 25-Sat. June 30

8 a.m.-5:30 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 FEMA 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 22, 2019 - 08:49