FEMA to hold community workshop on mitigation measures

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Homes still surrounded by water nearly two weeks following Hurricane Florence. (Photo: WWAY)

BOLIVIA, NC (WWAY) — FEMA will hold a community workshop for homeowners, business owners and renters about the importance of mitigation and the benefits of whole community preparedness on Thursday, Jan. 17.

The workshop will be held 6 to 8 p.m. at the Leland Cultural Arts Center, 1212 Magnolia Village Way in Leland.

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Workshop topics include mitigation measures that can lessen the impact of future disasters, information about the National Flood Insurance Program and a demonstration with local flood maps, information on possible funding sources for implementing mitigation measures, and defining the concept of building safer, stronger and smarter.