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With New Hurricane Season, FEMA Gives One On One Advice To Southeast Texas Residents

Experts are available this week to discuss how to make homes more hazard-resistant

FEMA experts are available this week in the greater Houston area and other southeast Texas counties to provide one-on-one advice on how to protect homes and get prepared for the 2018 hurricane season.

With the 2018 hurricane season having begun last Friday, experts with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are available this week in the greater Houston area and other southeast Texas counties to provide one-on-one advice on how to protect homes and get prepared.

The FEMA experts are deploying at home improvement stores and giving tips, as well as teaching techniques, to repair and build hazard-resistant homes.

The experts are also explaining how to make a family disaster plan, as well as how to prepare disaster supply kits, which Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner recommended last week. Additionally, they are discussing the importance of flood insurance.

FEMA also has several websites that provide information about disaster mitigation and protection of properties. They are the following:

www.fema.gov/texas-disaster-mitigation

www.fema.gov/what-mitigation

www.fema.gov/protect-your-property

Regarding the 2018 hurricane season, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has predicted there could be between 10 and 16 named storms, and between five and nine hurricanes. Additionally, NOAA’s prediction is there could be between one and four major hurricanes.

Following is the list of locations, with dates and times, where FEMA experts will be available this week:

County

Locations

Dates

Hours

Harris

Lowe’s (Store #563)

20201 N. Interstate 45, Spring, 77388

Mon. June 4-Sat. June 9

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

Harris

Home Depot (Store #6501)

11820 Dickinson Rd., Houston, 77089

Mon. June 4

Tues. June 5-Sat. June 9

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 4

Tues. June 5-Sat. June 9

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

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

San Patricio

Parker Building Supply

514 W. Sinton St., Sinton, 78387

Mon. June 4

Tues. June 5-Fri. June 8

Sat. June 9

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

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

8 a.m.-3 p.m.

 

 

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