Free Advice Offered in Greene, Montgomery, Rockland and Westchester County Stores on Reducing Damage from Future Disasters

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Release date: 
October 13, 2011
Release Number: 
4020-081

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

They are at stores in Greene, Montgomery, Rockland and Westchester counties:

Greene County
Lowe’s
60 Catskill Commons
Catskill, NY 12414
Hours are Friday, Oct. 14 to Wednesday, Oct. 19, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Montgomery County
Lowe’s
4825 State Highway 30
Amsterdam, NY 12010
Hours are Friday, Oct. 14 to Wednesday, Oct. 19, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Rockland County
Lowe’s
100 Overlook Boulevard
Nanuet, NY 10954
Hours are Friday, Oct. 14 to Wednesday, Oct. 19, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Westchester County
Home Depot
1 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532
Hours are Friday, Oct. 14 to Wednesday, Oct. 19, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The mitigation experts will provide information on:

  • Cleaning 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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