LATHAM, N.Y. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is providing free publications to help Suffolk County 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 April 11 -22. ?Supplies are limited.
The publications are available at these home supply stores:
2796 Route 112
Medford, NY 11763
20 Farber Drive
Bellport, NY 11713
2150 Nesconset Hwy.
Stony Brook, NY 11790
1550 Old Country Rd.
Riverhead, NY 1190
825 Montauk Hwy.
Patchogue, NY 11772
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.