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FEMA offers Free Advice On 'Building Stronger, Safer, Smarter'

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January 19, 2013
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TRENTON, N.J. -- Visit your area home improvement store to get free advice on how to repair or rebuild your home to minimize future disaster damage. Specialists from Federal Emergency Management Agency will offer their expertise on building techniques that can help protect your home, business or other property.

This free service also offers information and publications on topics such as:

  • Elevating or anchoring utilities.
  • Eliminating mold and mildew from your home.
  • Using flood- and wind-resistant building methods.
  • Understanding flood insurance.

FEMA specialists are available daily from Tuesday, Jan. 22, to Saturday, Jan. 26, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the following home improvement stores:

  • Atlantic County –
    • Home Depot, 421 E. Absecon Blvd., Absecon, NJ 08201    
    • Home Depot,  6 Tower Ave., Egg Harbor Township , NJ 08234                
  • Hudson County –
    • Lowe’s, 400 Bayonne Crossing Way, Bayonne, NJ 07002
    • Home Depot, 440 Route 440, Jersey City, NJ 07302
  • Middlesex County –
    • Home Depot, 1090 Route 9 S., Old Bridge, NJ 08857
  • Monmouth County –
    • Home Depot, 3700 Highway 35, Hazlet, NJ 07730
    • Home Depot, 310 Highway 36, West Long Branch, NJ 07764
  • Ocean County –
    • Lowe’s, 1375 Hooper Ave., Toms River, NJ 08753 
  • Union County –
    • Home Depot , 977 W. Grand St., Elizabeth, NJ 07202

For additional information, visit and click on “Mitigation Resources.”

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.

Follow FEMA online at,,, and Also, follow Administrator Craig Fugate's activities at

The social media links provided are for reference only. FEMA does not endorse any non-government websites, companies or applications.

Last Updated: 
January 19, 2013 - 14:03
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