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

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Release date: 
October 27, 2011
Release Number: 
4020-114

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Mitigation experts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be in an Essex County home improvement store early next week.

The FEMA experts will be at ProBuild Lumber Yard, 884 NYS Route 9N, Ticonderoga, NY 12883, on Monday, Oct. 31 to Friday, Nov. 4, 7 a.m. to 5 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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