Free Repair Advice Available in Harris County Jan. 8-13

AUSTIN, Texas – As Texans repair or rebuild their homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey and subsequent flooding, FEMA and home-improvement stores in Harris County are teaming up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.

FEMA mitigation specialists will be on hand to answer questions and offer tips and techniques to build hazard-resistant homes using proven methods that will prevent or reduce damage from future disasters. Most of the information and the free publications provided are geared to do-it-yourself work and general contractors.

Recovery topics covered include flood insurance, elevating utilities and rebuilding flooded homes. Free reference booklets with information on protecting a home from flood damage will be available. FEMA advisers will be available at these stores:

 

County Locations Dates Hours
Harris Cypress Ace Hardware

11655 Jones Rd, Houston, Texas 77070

Mon. Jan. 8

Tues. Jan. 9 – Sat. Jan. 13

11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Harris Hardware City – Ace Hardware

14455 Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas 77079

Mon. Jan. 8

Tues. Jan. 9 – Sat. Jan. 13

11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Harris Chamberlin Ace Hardware

9440 S. Hwy. 6, Houston, Texas 77083

Mon. Jan. 8

Tues. Jan. 9 – Sat. Jan. 13

11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

For Texas disaster mitigation information, visit www.fema.gov/texas-disaster-mitigation.

For other information about mitigation, visit www.fema.gov/what-mitigation.

More information about strengthening properties can be found at www.fema.gov/protect-your- property.

For more information on Hurricane Harvey and Texas recovery, visit the Hurricane Harvey disaster web page at www.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/.