FEMA Experts to Offer Rebuilding Advice in Putnam, Rockland and Westchester County Stores

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Release date: 
November 2, 2011
Release Number: 
4020-119

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Mitigation experts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will offer advice this week on ways to protect your home from future disasters at home improvement stores in Putnam, Rockland and Westchester Counties.

The FEMA experts will be at:

Putnam County
Home Depot
80 Independence Way SE
Brewster, N.Y. 10509
Hours are: Friday, Nov. 4, to Wednesday, Nov. 9, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Rockland County
Lowe’s
100 Overlook Blvd.
Nanuet, N.Y. 10954
Hours are: Friday, Nov. 4, to Wednesday, Nov. 9, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

And

Lowe’s
206 Route 303
Orangeburg, N.Y. 10960
Hours are: Friday, Nov. 4, to Wednesday, Nov. 9, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Westchester County
Home Depot
1 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, N.Y. 10532
Hours are: Friday, Nov. 4, to Wednesday, Nov. 9, 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 backflow 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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