Okla. Wildfire Damage Prevention Information Available in Muskogee

February 3, 2006

State and federal officials announced a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) Mitigation Outreach Partnership with Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse, 2901 Old Shawnee in Muskogee. Specialists will provide information about wildfire mitigation to assist people who experienced damages as well as others interested in taking preventive actions to avoid fire damage.

Mitigation specialists are on hand for interested individuals and business owners beginning on Sunday, Feb. 5 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Starting on Monday, Feb. 6, hours of operation will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. until further notice.

These specialists can explain mitigation techniques that lessen and even prevent damages to homes, businesses and property from future wildfires. Handouts will be available that explain actions homeowners can take to avoid future wildfire damage. Teams will also supply information on how to get help with other disaster-related questions.

The public is encouraged to drop by and pick up informative materials and speak with mitigation representatives about ways to secure their homes and businesses against wildfires.

The forum is open to anyone in the surrounding Oklahoma counties.

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