FEMA Offers Advice for Texans on Lessening Storm Damage in Harris and Grimes Counties

Release date:
May 19, 2016
Release Number:
NR-21

AUSTIN, Texas – A team of specialists from FEMA will visit two Home Depots in Harris County and the Ace Hardware in Grimes County to offer tips and techniques to lessen the impact of disaster-related property damage.

Specialists will be available from May 19-24 at the following locations:

Harris County

Where:           The Home Depot, 6810 Gulf Freeway, Houston, TX 77087

                        The Home Depot, 20360 Highway 59, Humble, TX 77338

Hours:            7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 19-21

8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 22

7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, May 23-24

Grimes County

Where:           Ace Hardware Turner, Pierce & Fultz, 604 W. Washington Ave (Hwy. 105), Navasota, TX 77868

Hours:            7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 19-21

Closed Sunday, May 22

7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, May 23-24

FEMA Mitigation specialists will be on hand to answer questions and offer home improvement tips to reduce damage in future disasters. Information is geared to both do-it-yourselfers and general contractors on topics such as flood proofing a home, how to elevate utilities and removing and replacing wet drywall.

 

Booklets are available in both English and Spanish on protecting your home from flood damage and other natural disasters. If you need an accommodation to access Braille or large print, please let our representatives know. American Sign Language interpreters can be available, if requested, by calling Everett Sedgwick at 202-870-4129. More information on how to strengthen homes, businesses and communities can be found at fema.gov/what-mitigation and fema.gov/texas-disaster-mitigation.
FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program has a call center to answer policyholder questions, service claims, provide general information and offer technical assistance. To speak with a flood insurance specialist, call 800-621-3362 (FEMA) and select option 2. Hours are between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.
For more information on the Texas recovery, visit the disaster webpage for the April storms at fema.gov/disaster/4269; or visit the Texas Division of Emergency Management website at txdps.state.tx.us/dem. Follow us on Twitter @femaregion6.

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