Free Advice Offered on Reducing Damage from Future Disasters in Clinton, Nassau, Orange, Schenectady and Ulster County Stores

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Release date: 
October 19, 2011
Release Number: 
4020-093

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

They are at stores in Clinton, Nassau, Orange, Schenectady and Ulster counties:

Clinton County
Lowe’s
39 Centre Drive,
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Hours are Friday, Oct. 21 to Wednesday, Oct. 26, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Nassau County
Home Depot
160 East Sunrise Highway
Freeport, NY 11520
Hours are Friday, Oct. 21 to Wednesday, Oct. 26, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Orange County
Home Depot
474 Route 211 East
Middletown, NY 10940
Hours are Friday, Oct. 21 to Wednesday, Oct. 26, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Schenectady County
422 Balltown Road
Schenectady, NY 12304
Hours are Friday, Oct. 21 to Wednesday, Oct. 26, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Ulster County
Home Depot
1122 Ulster Avenue
Kingston, NY 12401
Hours are Friday, Oct. 21 to Wednesday, Oct. 26, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

and

Lowe’s
650 Route 299
Highland, NY 12528
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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