Workshops To Show How To Protect Homes From Future Flooding

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Release date: 
October 18, 2010
Release Number: 
1933-036

NEW BERLIN, Wis. – Twelve workshops will be conducted this week to help area residents reduce future flood losses. Information will be provided about how to protect property with low-cost options to keep a home safe and protect against basement flooding.

Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are scheduling the workshops on the following dates, times and locations:

Tuesday, Oct. 19
10:00-11:00 a.m., 2:00-3:00 p.m. and 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Home Depot
11071 W. National Avenue          
Milwaukee 53227
Lowe's
6300 W. Brown Deer Road
Milwaukee 53223

Wednesday, Oct. 20
10:00-11:00 a.m., 2:00-3:00 p.m. and 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Home Depot
4155 N. Port Washington Road    
Milwaukee 53227
Lowe's
7027 South 27th Street
Milwaukee 55132

FEMA mitigation specialists will provide instructions on elevating electrical services and appliances, installing sewer back flow valves, cleaning up mold and mildew, removing and replacing drywall and insulation, channeling water away from the foundation and repairing with water-resistant materials.

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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