FEMA to Provide Rebuilding Workshops at Local Home Improvement Stores

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Release date: 
December 9, 2012
Release Number: 
NR-086

NEW YORK – New York residents beginning the rebuilding process will have another opportunity to get expert advice from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Beginning on Tuesday, December 11, FEMA mitigation specialists will be at five new locations to offer guidance on ways homeowners can build safer and stronger in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Residents can receive advice on safe cleanup, as well as repair and building techniques designed to protect homes from future storms. This information is available to the public and provided at no cost.

FEMA advisors will be available at Home Depot and Lowe’s stores at the following locations:

Bronx County - Home Depot

2560 Bruckner Blvd, Bronx 10465

Kings County - Home Depot

2970 Cropsey Ave, Brooklyn 11214

Nassau County - Lowe’s

920 South Broadway, Hicksville 11801

Queens County - Home Depot

50-10 Northern Blvd, Long Island City 11101

Suffolk County - Home Depot

255 Pond Path, South Setauket 11720

Hours of operation will be Tuesday, 12:00 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Every dollar spent on mitigation now saves four times that amount in repairs from the next disaster. More information on ways to protect your property from disasters to come is available at: www.fema.gov. Click on “Plan, Prepare and Mitigate.”

For more information on New York’s disaster recovery, visit www.fema.gov/disaster/4085, http://twitter.com/FEMASandy, www.facebook.com/FEMASandy and www.fema.gov/blog.

Last Updated: 
December 9, 2012 - 16:46
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