FEMA hosting meeting to address flood mitigation questions, concerns


LELAND, NC (WWAY) — Cape Fear area residents can get tips and advice on how to make their homes more resistant to flood damage at the Leland Cultural Arts Center on Thursday, Jan. 17.

FEMA flood mitigation specialists will be available to answer questions about home repair and resiliency, making disaster plans, the importance of flood insurance and the opportunity for attendees to locate their properties on the floodplain map.

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Mitigation is an effort to reduce the loss of life and property damage by lessening the impact of disaster.

The meeting will be held at the Leland Cultural Arts Center located at 1212 Magnolia Village Way in Leland, from 6 – 8 p.m.

For more information on North Carolina’s recovery from Hurricane Florence, visit ncdps.gov/Florence and FEMA.gov/Disaster/4393. You can also get FEMA updates on Twitter: @NCEmergency and @FEMARegion4.