FEMA Expands Operation Of Mitigation Information Booths

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Release date: 
April 28, 2010
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WARWICK, R.I. -- FEMA mitigation specialists know Rhode Islanders are beginning to deal with one of the most destructive aspects of flooding…mold and mildew.  In order to help with this and other flood-related problems, mitigation specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency have set up information booths at several local retailers.

In addition to providing information about cleaning up and reducing mold and mildew, FEMA specialists will be available to discuss other flooding-related issues such as: protecting electrical systems, furnaces, and other appliances; reinforcing structures; safeguarding valuables; and securing other important personal property.  Information on flood insurance will also be available.

Locations and hours of operation for the FEMA mitigation information booths are:

510 Quaker Lane
Warwick, R.I. 02866
(7 a.m. to 6 p.m. through May 17, 2010)
(8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays)
(Closed Tuesdays)

247 Garfield Ave
Cranston, R.I. 02920
Opens Wednesday, April 28, 2010
 (7 a.m. to 6 p.m. through May 17, 2010)
(8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays)
(Closed Tuesdays)

 Home Depot
1255 Ten Rod Road
North Kingstown, R.I. 02852
(7 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Saturday, May 5, 2010)
(8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays)
(Closed Tuesdays)

Sam's Club
25 Pace Blvd
Warwick, R.I. 02886
(Open through Wednesday, May 5, 2010)
 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)
(9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday)
(10 a. m to 6 p.m. Sunday)
(Closed Tuesday, May 4, 2010)

A mitigation information booth will be open in the Whole Foods Market, 151 Sockanosset Cross Road, Cranston for three hours on Saturday, May 11, 2010, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Unstaffed mitigation information displays are also at the following area Walmart stores:

Walmart, 840 Post Road, Warwick 02888
Walmart, 650 Bald Hill Road, Warwick 02886

Information is free. No registration is required. There is no limit on the number of times someone can visit with a specialist or on the number of publications they can have.  

Links to additional information about mold and mildew may be found at the Rhode Island State Health Department web site, www.health.ri.gov/, or www.epa.gov, or www.fema.gov/

FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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