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Wind mitigation workshop to help residents prevent storm damage

MANATEE COUNTY – Manatee County Building and Development Services Department will host a homeowners wind mitigation workshop next week to educate homeowners on how they can harden their homes against potential wind damage.

The workshop will be held Thursday, Nov. 15, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the South Manatee Branch Library, 6081 26th St. W., Bradenton. Representatives from Florida’s Foundation and the Florida Division of Emergency Management will be on hand to offer tips on improving the roof, windows and doors of a home.

“The wind mitigation workshop will be a good, informative meeting for anyone who wants to save money on their homeowners insurance,” said Sandy Tudor, Manatee’s Floodplain Investigator. “Making home improvements to protect your house against storms can be a significant longterm savings for a lot of people.”

County building officials will be on hand to answer questions people may have on how to obtain local permits.