PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Several useful publications designed to help New Jersey residents rebuild their flood-damaged homes are a mouse click or toll-free phone call away, said officials at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Residents can order these publications by calling 1-800-480-2520 or download copies from the FEMA Web site at www.fema.gov.
You can also download or order publications on other topics such as mitigation, managing stress, preparing for disasters and FEMA for Kids from the FEMA publications warehouse. Find these by selecting "Publications" using the drop-down box toward the bottom of the left-hand column entitled "How Do I Find." Many are available in Spanish and other languages.
A few of the publications on rebuilding after a flood include:
Repairing Your Flooded Home (FEMA 234). Step-by-step guidance to individuals repairing flooded property.
Homeowner's Guide to Retrofitting (FEMA 312). Describes six ways to protect a residence from flooding including information on technical and financial assistance.
Above the Flood (FEMA 347). Offers elevation techniques and case studies on elevating flood prone houses.
Residents may also send their requests to FEMA Distribution Center at P.O. Box 2012, 8231 Stayton Drive, Jessup, Maryland 20794-2012.
FEMA coordinates the federal government's role in preparing for, preventing, mitigating the effects of, responding to, and recovering from all domestic disasters, whether natural or man-made, including acts of terror.