Texas residents who experienced damage caused by Hurricane Harvey and subsequent flooding can get free advice on rebuilding stronger, more disaster-resistant structures from hazard mitigation specialists at an Ace Hardware store in Houston.
These experts will be in the store for six days starting Monday, Oct. 2, offering home-improvement suggestions and techniques to build disaster-resistant homes. Free reference booklets with information to protect a home from flood damage will be available.
Residents may talk to hazard mitigation specialists at:
Gateway Ace Hardware
Monday, Oct. 2, through Saturday, Oct. 7
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For Texas disaster mitigation information, visit www.fema.gov/texas-disaster-
For other information about mitigation, visit www.fema.gov/what-mitigation.
For more information on Hurricane Harvey and Texas recovery, visit the Hurricane Harvey web page at www.fema.gov/disaster/4332, the FEMA Harvey Facebook page, the @FEMARegion6 Twitter accountand the Texas Division of Emergency Management website.
FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards.
Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-3362 (voice, 711/VRS – Video Relay Service) (TTY: 800-462-7585). Multilingual operators are available (press 2 for Spanish).
The SBA is the federal government’s primary source of money for the long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property. SBA helps businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners and renters fund repairs or rebuilding efforts and cover the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged personal property. These disaster loans cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries and do not duplicate benefits of other agencies or organizations. For more information, applicants may contact SBA’s Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center by calling (800) 659-2955, emailing disastercustomerservice@sba.