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FEMA: Mitigation specialists invite all Texans to talk preparedness July 9-14

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Mitigation specialists invite all Texans to talk preparedness July 9-14
AUSTIN, Texas – Join the more than 47,000 Texans who have learned from FEMA mitigation specialists at local home improvement stores how to better prepare their homes for natural disasters.

Hurricane season began in June, 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 more hazard-resistant homes using proven methods to mitigate against 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:
For Texas-specific disaster mitigation information, visit For additional mitigation information, visit For information on protecting properties from disaster, visit

For more information on Hurricane Harvey and Texas recovery, visit the FEMA Hurricane Harvey disaster web page at, the FEMA Harvey Facebook page at, the FEMA Region 6 Twitter account at or the Texas Division of Emergency Management website at


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