FEMA Offers Free Resources to Property Owners Rebuilding After Matthew
posted 8 months ago by SavannahOEM from Savannah Emergency Management
Release date: December 7, 2016 Release Number: NR 031
SAVANNAH, Ga. – As repair and rebuilding are underway after Hurricane Matthew, recovery experts suggest survivors look for vulnerabilities—or weaknesses—that would make their homes or businesses more susceptible to damage from driving rain and wind.
A community that is aware of the risks may recover more quickly in response to the extreme stress of a disaster.
FEMA offers a wide range of free resources for homeowners and businesses in the 10 Georgia counties affected by the Oct. 4-15 storm. FEMA maintains an extensive online library, including bilingual and multimedia resources that describe the measures contractors or do-it-yourselfers can take to reduce risks to property.
For information about how to protect your property or business from disaster, visit go.usa.gov/cuWzj, with specifics on how to:
•Protect Your Business from All Natural Hazards (https://www.fema.gov/media-library/asset...) •Protect Your Property from Flooding (https://www.fema.gov/media-library/asset...) •Protect Your Property from High Winds (https://www.fema.gov/media-library/asset...) •Protect Your Property from an Earthquake (https://www.fema.gov/media-library/asset...) •Protect Your Property from Fire (https://www.fema.gov/media-library/asset...)
FEMA publications can be viewed online and downloaded to any computer.
Mitigation is the effort to reduce loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters. To find mitigation resources online, go to the FEMA website go.usa.gov/cuWeA. Find out how taking action now—before the next disaster—can reduce human and financial costs later. The page also provides links to additional information that answers What is Mitigation? (https://www.fema.gov/what-mitigation) and Why does it matter (https://www.fema.gov/why-does-it-matter)...
For a comprehensive overview of available publications to help protect your home or business against hazards visit go.usa.gov/cuWtQ.
For updates on Georgia’s Hurricane Matthew response and recovery, follow @GeorgiaEMA and @FEMARegion4 on Twitter and visit gemhsa.ga.gov and fema.gov/disaster/4284.
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