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Valley Family Begins Preparing for Flood Damage Prevention

10 months 2 days 22 hours ago Thursday, August 01 2019 Aug 1, 2019 August 01, 2019 5:18 PM August 01, 2019 in News - Local

WESLACO - FEMA wants people to know that preparing for the next storm is an important part of recovering from the last one.

One family spoke with CHANNEL FIVE NEWS about the work being done at their home.

 

Mindy Garza started repairs to her home this week.  

 

Preventing flood damage in the future is one of her top priorities.

 

Garza got more than 11 inches of rain inside her home and she hasn't spent a night there since.

 

She applied for FEMA online immediately after president Trump approved the disaster declaration.

 

FEMA mitigation representative, Jorge Munoz, says prevention is an important part of the recovery process.

 

"Many people don't even know what to do. They just go and fix things back to like they used to be but never try to do something else like a step that can prevent things to happen again in the future", explains Munoz.

 

Munoz says FEMA mitigation crews can help answer questions on how to protect your home from future flood-related damage.

 

FEMA Mitigation Specialists will be available at the following locations:

Open Wed. July 31 through Sunday, Aug. 4 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Cameron County

Home Depot

605 West Morrison Rd.

Brownsville, TX 78520

 

Hidalgo County

Lowe’s Store

5700 North 10th Street

McAllen, TX 78504

 

Cameron County

Home Depot

4710 South Expressway 83

Harlingen, TX 78552

 

Open Monday, August 5 through Saturday, August 10 from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Cameron County

Lowe’s Store

525 East Ruben Torres Blvd.

Brownsville, TX 78520

 

Hidalgo County

Home Depot

801 Trenton Rd.

McAllen, TX 78504

 

Cameron County

Lowe’s Store

4705 South Expressway 77/83

Harlingen, TX 78550

 

Watch the video for the full story.

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