Free Repair/Rebuilding Advice Available in Area

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 through 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:



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.)



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.)



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.)



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.)



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.)


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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. 

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