FEMA Teams With Home Depot, Lowe?s To Provide Free Publications For Homeowners And Builders

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Release date: 
March 29, 2011
Release Number: 
1957-007

LATHAM, N.Y. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is providing free publications to help homeowners and contactors build more disaster-resistant homes.

FEMA publishes a variety of books, pamphlets and building plans that describe how to help protect homes against floods, high winds, and other potential disaster-related damage. The tips and techniques are specifically geared for the do-it-yourselfer and building contractors. Information on retrofitting buildings and elevating utilities is included.?

Many of these publications will be available at Home Depot and Lowe's stores in Nassau and Suffolk counties now through April 8. ?Supplies are limited.

The publications are available at these Suffolk County home supply stores:

Home Depot
5025 Jerico Turnpike
Commach, NY 11725

Lowe's
800 Sunrise Hwy.
Bay Shore, NY 11706

Home Depot
1881 Sunrise Hwy.
Bay Shore, NY 11706

Home Depot
901 S. Research Plaza
Central Islip, NY 11722

The publications are available at these Nassau County locations:

Home Depot
111 Jerico Turnpike
Syosset, NY 11791

Home Depot
86 Jerico Turnpike
Jerico, NY 11753

Lowe's
920 S. Broadway
Hicksville, NY 11801

Lowe's
90 Price Parkway
Farmingdale, NY 11735

Home Depot
2000 Hempstead Turnpike,
East Meadow, NY 11554

The publications are available during regular store hours.

FEMA has an extensive library of print and electronic publications on disaster mitigation, preparedness, the National Flood Insurance Program, and related topics. Many are available online by following the link for Plan and Prepare at www.fema.gov.

FEMA publications can also be ordered by calling 1-800-480-2520.

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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