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FEMA: FEMA Teams Offer Home Repair Advice To Harlingen And Weslaco Residents

Release Date: September 28, 2010 Release Number: 1931-084

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LAREDO, Texas – Teams of hazard mitigation specialists with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be available in two communities, Harlingen and Weslaco, beginning Sept. 30.

In Harlingen, the team will be located at:

Home Depot4710 S. Expressway 83Harlingen, TX 78552The hours will 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 30 through Monday, Oct. 4.

In Weslaco, the team will be located at:

Home Depot1500 W. Expressway 83Weslaco, TX 78596

The hours will 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 30 through Monday, Oct. 4.

The aim of the teams is to provide information and answer questions residents may have about protecting their homes from future disaster damage as well as building or rebuilding their homes safer and stronger.

The FEMA representatives may talk with survivors about mold issues, mitigation and preparedness issues including tornado preparedness. they will also offer publications on similar topics.

The mission of the Texas Division of Emergency Management, Texas Department of Public Safety, is to support the citizens of Texas and local jurisdictions as they plan for, respond to, recover from and mitigate the impacts of all hazards, emergencies and disasters. For more information, see: www.txdps.state.tx.us/dem.

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, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, economic status or retaliation.  If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, you should call FEMA toll-free at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or contact your State Office of Equal Rights.  If suspicious of any abuse of FEMA programs, please contact the fraud hotline at 1-800-323-8603.

Last Modified: Tuesday, 28-Sep-2010 13:57:24

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