FEMA Experts Offer Ideas to Lessen Impact of Disaster Damage

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – (RealEstateRama) — Teams of specialists from FEMA will offer tips and techniques to lessen the impact of future disaster-related property damage at building supply stores in three Arkansas locations Thursday, Feb. 25 – March 1, 2016.

The teams will be at these Lowe’s stores:

  • Jefferson County: 2906A E. Harding Ave., Pine Bluff
  • Faulkner County: 1325 Hwy. 64W, Conway
  • Benton County: 1100 NW Lowes Ave., Bentonville

Teams will be at each location from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday – Tuesday except for Sunday. Hours on Sunday are from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

FEMA specialists offer “how-to” information on both retrofitting buildings to make them more resistant to weather damage and ways to elevate utilities against flooding. They also provide tips to clean and help prevent mold and mildew.

Many of the tips and techniques are specifically geared for the do-it-yourselfer and for building contractors. If you have a disability and need an accommodation to access materials such as Braille, large print, or ASL interpreters please let our representatives know.

FEMA offers a number of free online resources for home and property owners. To get started, go to

www.fema.gov/safer-stronger-protected-homes-communities or http://www.fema.gov/arkansas-disaster-mitigation.

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FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

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On March 1, 2003, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) became part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The primary mission of the Federal Emergency Management Agency is to reduce the loss of life and property and protect the Nation from all hazards, including natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters, by leading and supporting the Nation in a risk-based, comprehensive emergency management system of preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation

Contact:

1 (800) 621-FEMA (3362)

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