SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Thousands of homes and businesses were burned and countless structures damaged throughout Ventura and Los Angeles counties during the Hill and Woolsey wildfires.
As recovery efforts continue throughout the damaged areas, free advice is available concerning vegetation planting and landscaping, along with repairing or rebuilding homes and businesses to make them better, stronger, safer and less susceptible to the next disaster.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be in Ventura County at a local nursery to discuss fire-resistant vegetation and landscaping, along with offering information on rebuilding and repairing tips for homes and businesses.
This week, FEMA mitigation specialists will be available at:
Green Thumb Nursery
1899 S. Victoria Ave.
Ventura, CA 93003
Wednesday thru Saturday, Feb. 6 – Feb. 9, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, Feb.10, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Free reference booklets, in English and Spanish, with information on how to protect your home or business from natural disasters, will be available at each session. More information about strengthening property can be found at fema.gov/what-mitigation.
All FEMA disaster assistance will be provided without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, sex (including sexual harassment), religion, national origin, age, disability, limited English proficiency, economic status, or retaliation. If you believe your civil rights are being violated, call 800-621-3362 or 800-462-7585(TTY/TDD).
FEMA’s mission: Helping people before, during, and after disasters.