RALEIGH, N.C. – Area residents can get tips and advice on how to make their homes more resistant to flood damage at community mitigation resiliency workshops.
FEMA mitigation specialists will be available to answer questions about home repair and resiliency, making disaster plans, the importance of flood insurance and the opportunity for attendees to locate their properties on the floodplain map.
Mitigation is an effort to reduce the loss of life and property damage by lessening the impact of disaster. The workshops will be held at the following locations and dates:
Pender County Emergency Operations Center
805 Ridgewood Ave.
Burgaw, NC 28425
Tuesday, Jan. 22 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Emergency Operations Center
5853 US 701 N
Elizabethtown, NC 28337
Thursday, Jan. 24 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
FEMA’s mission: Helping people before, during and after disasters.