Texans Repairing, Building or Rebuilding Can Plan for the Future and Get Questions Answered by Mitigation Specialists April 16-21

AUSTIN, Texas – As Texans repair, build or rebuild their homes after Hurricane Harvey, home improvement stores and FEMA mitigation specialists are teaming up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.

FEMA mitigation specialists will 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 free literature provided are geared to do-it-yourself work and general contractors.

Some topics covered will include flood insurance, elevating utilities and rebuilding flooded and wind-damaged homes. FEMA mitigation specialists will be available at these stores:

County         Locations Dates Hours
  Aransas Ace Hardware

2631 TX-35 Business

Rockport, 78382


Mon. April 16-Sat. April 21 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Fort Bend Home Depot (Store #6546)

5900 Highway 6 South

Missouri City, 77459


Mon. April 16-Sat. April 21


8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Harris Home Depot (Store #6510)

10707 North Freeway

Houston, 77037


Mon. April 16

Tues. April 17-Sat. April 21

11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Harris Pasadena Home Depot (Store #0565)

5455 Fairmont Parkway, Pasadena, 77505


Mon. April 16-Sat. April 21 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Jefferson M&D Supply

4580 College St.

Beaumont, 77707

Mon. April 16

Tues. April 16-Sat. April 21

11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

8 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.


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

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

For information on protecting properties from disaster, visit 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/.


FEMA’s mission is to help people before, during and after disasters.

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 U.S. Small Business Administration (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.gov or visiting SBA’s website at www.sba.gov/disaster. Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals may call (800) 877-8339.