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Mitigation specialists invite all Texans to talk preparedness June 11-16

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AUSTIN, Texas – Join the more than 39,000 Texans who have learned how to prepare their homes for natural disasters from FEMA mitigation specialists at local home improvement stores.

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

Harris

Lowe’s (Store #6501)

11820 Dickinson Rd., Houston, 77089

Mon. June 11-Sat. June 16

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

Harris

Home Depot (Store #6561)

6850 S. Fry Rd., Houston, 77494

Mon. June 11

Tues. June 12-Sat. June 16

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

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

Montgomery

Home Depot (Store #508)           

1341 W. Davis St., Conroe, 77304

Mon. June 11-Sat. June 16

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

San Patricio

Parker Building Supply

514 W. Sinton St., Sinton, 78387

Mon. June 11-Fri. June 15

Sat. June 16

7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Refugio

Parker Building Supply

706 S. Alamo St., Refugio, 78377

Mon. June 11

Tues. June 12-Sat. June 16

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

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 atwww.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/.

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