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FEMA is handing out mitigation advice

By Jay Polk , Weekend Meteorologist/Reporter,
Published On: Nov 11 2013 07:11:49 PM CST

FEMA is taking its show on the road to help people be more prepared for disasters.

Colorado Springs, COLO -

Natural disasters are all too common around our area.

In just the last two years, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has had to make frequent stops in Southern Colorado.

Monday, they were on the west side of Colorado Springs.

Flooding caused heavy damage in the Broadmoor area in September and many residents are still cleaning up.

FEMA was at the ACE Hardware store on West Uintah Street with advice on how to keep the damage from flooding to a minimum.

There is already a Disaster Recovery Center open in Colorado Springs, but FEMA representatives fell that taking the show on the road helps them to reach more people.

"During a disaster, people go to home improvement stores and hardware stores to pick up items that they may be needing to make repairs to their home or rental unit," according to Susan Solomon, a Public Information Officer for FEMA.

FEMA plans to be at ACE Hardware again tomorrow.  The Disaster Recovery Center is at the Norris-Penrose Event Center on Lower Gold Camp Road.  It's open from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. until the 16th.