FEMA Experts to Offer Rebuilding Advice at Columbia County Store

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November 9, 2011
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ALBANY, N.Y. -- Mitigation experts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will offer advice this week and next week on ways to protect your home from future disasters at a home improvement store in Columbia County.

The FEMA experts will be at Lowe’s, 490 Fairview Ave., Hudson, N.Y. 12534 from Friday, Nov. 11 to Wednesday, Nov. 16, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. They will NOT be available on Thursday, Nov. 17.  They return Friday, Nov. 18 to Sunday, Nov. 20, 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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