FBTX ~ Ironically rescheduled due to severe weather, the Farmers Branch Emergency Management Office is joining with colleagues in Addison and Carrollton for the Metrocrest Disaster Recovery Fair, free and open to the public, on Wednesday, July 24 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Carrollton Senior Center, Texas Room B.
Farmers Branch Fire Chief Steve Parker said June's severe weather events are a reminder that Farmers Branch is not exempt from Mother nature’s wrath. "The Recovery fair will allow citizens to meet and interact with the local, regional and Federal agencies that would be called on to help get everyone back on their feet," he explained. "Take some time on the 24th to meet your local Emergency Management team and get the latest information on how to prepare for and more importantly recover from a disaster”
Informational booths will be manned from 6 until 9 p.m. with keynote speakers beginning at 7:30. Topics of discussion will include what to do if your home is destroyed; How FEMA and other organizations can help; How to clear debris from property; and how to protect from scams.
Partnering agencies include FEMA, Dallas County, Metrocrest Services, the Texas Department of Insurance, Oncor and Atmos Energy. The Carrollton Senior Center is located at 1720 Keller Springs Road.