WINDSOR, Conn. – An outreach team from FEMA will be at Home Depot stores in Norwalk, Bridgeport and Stratford this weekend to explain techniques that may reduce potential damage to homes, businesses and property from future flooding.
Mitigation specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will offer “how-to” information for retrofitting buildings and elevating utilities. Specialists can also provide clean up tips for removing mold and mildew from a storm-damaged home.
FEMA teams will be at the following locations from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, and Sunday, Dec. 2:
• Home Depot – Norwalk, 600 Connecticut Ave., Norwalk, CT 06854
• Home Depot – Bridgeport, 656 Reservoir Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06606
• Home Depot – Stratford, 350 Barnum Ave. Cutoff, Stratford, CT 06614
Information will include instructions on how to:
• Relocate circuit breaker panels, outlets and switches above potential floodwaters;
• Move washer and dryer hookups to a higher floor;
• Elevate furnaces and water heaters; and
• Prevent sewer backups with a backflow valve.
More information on ways to protect your home from future disasters is available at www.fema.gov/safer-stronger-protected-homes-communities.
Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-3362. For TTY, call 800-462-7585.
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