Duplin County NC

FEMA Community Education Workshop

February 12, 2019 6:00 p.m.— 8:00 p.m.
Ed Emory Auditorium, 165 Agriculture Drive, Kenansville

FEMA-4393-DR-NC Mitigation Branch is hosting a Community Education Workshop to provide recovery and mitigation information for homeowners. The workshop combines brief presentations, a question-and-answer period, and an open-forum period. Panelists will include subject manner experts from Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Small Business Administration (SBA) and FEMA’s Divisions to include: Floodplain & Insurance, Individual Assistance/Housing, Disability Integration, Environmental & Historic Preservation and Community Education & Outreach. 

Workshop topics:
– Mitigation application in pre- and post-disaster environments.
– Information for homeowners, along with business owners and renters, on mitigation measures that can lessen the impact of future disasters such as floods,      tornadoes, hurricanes, etc.
– Overview of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and any other applicable insurance coverage such as fire, high wind, etc.
– Understanding the value of mitigation, i.e. dollars spent vis-à-vis dollars saved.
– Defining the concept of building safer, stronger and smarter.
– Providing information on possible funding sources for implementing mitigation measures and on other resources.
– Demonstrating the use of the flood maps and providing attendees the opportunity to locate their properties on the local floodplain map.