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FEMA Risk Reduction Teams Visit Essex County

Release date: 
June 29, 2010
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PORTSMOUTH, N.H. -- In a continuing outreach effort to bring practical risk-reduction advice and guidance to Massachusetts residents, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) community education and outreach specialists will be visiting four Essex County home improvement stores beginning Thursday, July 1 through Tuesday, July 6.

On-site FEMA specialists will be able to provide store visitors with easy accessible planning tools and tips including:

  • In-depth guides and planning information for individual and household preparedness;
  • Basic “how-to” measures to lessen risks to a home’s electrical system, water heater or household appliances; and
  • One-to-one explanations of all FEMA readiness and recovery programs, including the National Flood Insurance Program.

Hours for visitors seeking advice are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. in:

Danvers (2 stores):  
Home Depot
235 Independence Way      
Danvers, MA 01923
Home Depot
92 Newbury Street
Danvers, MA 01923
25 Computer Drive
Haverhill, MA 01832
1500 Broadway
Saugus, MA 01906

To date, more than 80,000 residents have been counseled at home improvement locations in designated disaster areas. Additionally, FEMA mitigation specialists will also be able to provide a number of informative publications in multiple languages on protecting homes from flood damage.

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders and 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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