Free Advice Offered on Reducing Damage from Future Disasters in Broome County Store

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Release date: 
October 19, 2011
Release Number: 
4031-035

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Mitigation experts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be in a Broome County store this week.

They will be at Lowe’s, 225 Sycamore Road, Vestal, NY 13850. The hours are Friday, Oct. 21 to Wednesday, Oct. 26, 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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