FEMA Distributes Flood Smart Information to Thousands of Connecticut Residents at 18 Home Shows Throughout the State

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October 19, 2011
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WINDSOR, Conn. -- More than 5,800 residents have already met with specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at 17 home shows FEMA has held in building supply stores throughout Connecticut since Sept. 24, 2011. An eighteenth show at Home Depot in Fairfield is set for Thursday and Friday.

At the shows, FEMA has distributed flood smart information, including more than 2,000 CDs and nearly 1,000 booklets for children. Specialists have discussed techniques such as elevating appliances, channeling water away from foundations and installing sewer back-flow valves.

The most commonly asked questions at the home shows have been about flood maps. To learn more about property locations on flood maps, visit: www.FloodSmart.gov.

The shows have already been held at Branford Building Supplies Inc. in Branford; Home Depot in Bridgeport, Bristol, North Windham, Norwalk and Stratford; Ring's End in Darien; Lowe's in Dayville, Milford, New Haven and Torrington; Johnson's True Value Hardware in Groton; Page Hardware & Appliance Company in Guilford; Tuxis Lumber Company in Madison; Saybrook Ace Hardware Co. Inc. in Old Saybrook; Karp's True Value Hardware in Stamford and Torno Hardware in Westport.

Meet with FEMA specialists Thursday and Friday, Oct. 20-21, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Home Depot, 541 Kings Highway Cutoff in Fairfield.

Follow FEMA online at twitter.com/fema, www.facebook.com/fema, and www.youtube.com/fema.  Also, follow Administrator Craig Fugate's activities at twitter.com/craigatfema.  The social media links provided are for reference only.  FEMA does not endorse any non-government websites, companies or applications.

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.

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July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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