Free Repair and Rebuilding Advice Available in Harris, Jefferson, Matagorda, Nueces and Refugio Counties

AUSTIN, Texas – Texas residents who experienced damage caused by Hurricane Harvey and subsequent flooding can get free advice on rebuilding stronger, more disaster-resistant structures from hazard mitigation specialists at stores in Bay City, Beaumont, Corpus Christi, Houston and Refugio between Oct. 12 and Oct. 22.
These experts will be in stores offering home-improvement suggestions and techniques to build disaster-resistant homes. Free reference booklets with information to protect a home from flood damage will be available.

Residents may talk to hazard mitigation specialists at:

Harris County
Central Ace Hardware
11676 Beamer Rd.
Houston, TX 77089
Monday, Oct. 16-Friday, Oct. 20 (8 a.m.-6 p.m.)
Saturday, Oct. 21 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.)

Jefferson County
Sutherlands Lumber #3119
4545 College St.
Beaumont, TX 77707
Thursday, Oct. 12-Saturday, Oct. 14 (8 a.m.-6 p.m.)
Sunday, Oct. 15 (9 a.m.-5 p.m.)

Matagorda County
Sutherlands Lumber #3111
5000 7th St.
Bay City, TX 77414
Thursday, Oct. 19-Saturday, Oct. 21 (8 a.m.-6 p.m.)
Sunday, Oct. 22 (9 a.m.-5 p.m.)

Nueces County
Coastal Ace Hardware
15326 S. Padre Island Drive
Corpus Christi, TX 78418
Thursday, Oct. 19-Friday, Oct. 20 (8 a.m.-6 p.m.)
Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 21-22 (8 a.m.-5 p.m.)

Sutherlands of Corpus Christi
4041 S. Staples St.
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
Thursday, Oct. 12-Saturday, Oct. 14 (8 a.m.-6 p.m.)
Sunday, Oct. 15 (9 a.m.-5 p.m.)

Refugio County
Parker’s Building Supply
706 S. Alamo
Refugio, TX 78377
Thursday, Oct. 12-Friday, Oct. 13 (7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.)
Saturday, Oct. 14 (7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.)

For Texas disaster mitigation information, visit

For other information about mitigation, visit

For more information on Hurricane Harvey and Texas recovery, visit the Hurricane Harvey disaster web page, the FEMA Harvey Facebook page, the @FEMARegion6 Twitter account and the Texas Division of Emergency Management website.

Original author: Carmen.Castro
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