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Workshops in Anchorage and Wasilla to Offer Repair, Rebuilding Advice

Release date: 
March 8, 2019
Release Number: 
NR 018

Workshops in Anchorage and Wasilla to Offer Repair, Rebuilding Advice

 

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – FEMA mitigation specialists will visit home improvement stores March 11-16 in Wasilla and the Municipality of Anchorage to provide advice on how to repair and rebuild structures safer and stronger, and general tips to help Alaskans prepare for the next earthquake.

 

The workshops will also offer home improvement tips and share proven methods to prevent or reduce damage from a disaster. Most of the information and free publications are aimed at general contractors and those willing to take on do-it-yourself projects.

 

A federal disaster was declared after the Nov. 30 Cook Inlet earthquake, making the state of Alaska eligible for FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. Mitigation specialists will cover such topics as securing/strapping/anchoring utilities and large appliances, and protecting your personal property from earthquake damage.

 

Workshop schedule:

 

Location

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Home Depot

400 Rodeo Place

Anchorage, AK 99508

 

March 11-16: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 

Home Depot

1715 Abbott Road

Anchorage, AK 99508

 

March 11-16: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 

Home Depot

1255 E. Palmer-Wasilla Hwy.

Wasilla, AK 99654

 

March 11-16: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Spenard Builders Supply

4412 Lois Dr.

Anchorage, AK 99517

 

March 11-16: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

 

 

Rebuilding properly with the best technical guidance and using tested techniques will assure that homes are more resistant to disasters.

 

For more information on Alaska’s disaster recovery, visit FEMA.gov/disaster/4413, Twitter.com/FEMARegion10 and Facebook.com/FEMA.

 

Last Updated: 
March 8, 2019 - 19:27