Free Advice Offered in Dutchess, Orange and Suffolk County Stores on Reducing Damage from Future Disasters

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Release date: 
October 5, 2011
Release Number: 
4020-075

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Mitigation experts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are in three county stores this week.

They are at stores in Dutchess, Orange and Suffolk counties:

Dutchess County
Home Depot
450 State Route 9
Fishkill, NY 12524
Hours are:
Friday, Oct. 7 to Wednesday, Oct. 12, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Orange County
Lowe's
700 North Galleria Drive
Middletown, NY 10941

Hours are:
Friday, Oct. 7, to Saturday, Oct. 8, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.Sunday, Oct. 9, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 10, to Wednesday, Oct. 12, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Suffolk County
Home Depot
1101 Sunrise Highway
Copiague, NY 11726

Hours are:
Friday, Oct. 7 to Wednesday, Oct. 12, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The mitigation experts will provide information on:

  • Cleaning and remediating mold and mildew;
  • Elevating electrical services and appliances;
  • Installing sewer back-flow valves;
  • Removing and replacing drywall and insulation;
  • Channeling water away from foundations;
  • Repairing with water-resistant materials; and
  • The permitting process required for rebuilding.


More information on ways to protect your home from future disasters is available at: www.fema.gov.  Choose the menu for Recover and Rebuild.

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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