Lucile Guidry, Attaway, Denise, Zaunbrecher, Dusty | 5/13/2009 8:35:35 PM
This expo will help homeowners learn how to protect their homes from hurricanes and other storms. The event will provide information on the many options available for hurricane protection including retrofitting current structures for flood and wind resistance and energy efficiency.
Several specialists and researchers will be on hand to talk with homeowners about what they can do to protect their homes. We will have information pieces homeowners can take with them, and several models and other exhibits they can look at to see how flood and wind retrofitting techniques can be applied.
Topics and exhibits planned for the expo include the following:
Panel (officials from Calcasieu and Cameron parishes)Continuous demonstrations of correct installation techniques for doors, windows, siding and roofs will also be available. Representatives of the State Fire Marshall’s office and the Southwest Area Home Builders Association will be on hand to discuss manufactured home installation and the importance of finding the right contractor, respectively. The program also includes a presentation and table display by a local home elevation contractor.
In addition to the expo, the weekend will include a Cameron Parish Tour of Hurricane-Resistant Homes on Sunday, May 17. The home tour will consist of newly built-to-code houses that have already survived one hurricane – Hurricane Ike in 2008. An information center will be located in Cameron at 180 Henry St., near the courthouse, on the day of the tour.