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Free Advice on Rebuilding Stronger, Safer, Smarter

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May 28, 2013
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CHICAGO – If your home was damaged by the spring floods and you are beginning to make repairs, you can get advice on how to rebuild stronger, safer and smarter.

FEMA hazard mitigation specialists will be at four home improvement centers this week:

Douglas Ace Home Center

1212 S. Naper Blvd., Suite 117

Naperville, IL

Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Tuesday, May 28 through Saturday, June 1


500 Menard Drive                              

Morris, IL                                           

Hours: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. , Tuesday, May 28 through Sunday, June 2


2791 Veterans Drive

Galesburg, IL

Hours: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 28 through Sunday, June 2


715 Fort Hill Drive

Naperville, IL

Hours: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 28 through Sunday, June 2

FEMA specialists can answer your specific questions about building techniques that can reduce the potential for damage to your home, business and property from future storms.

Topics include:

  • Flood cleanup tips and techniques
  • Flood- and wind-resistant building methods
  • Elevating utilities
  • Flood insurance

FEMA publications are available online at or can be ordered by calling toll-free 800-480-2520.

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.

Media Contact: 571-408-1835




Last Updated: 
May 28, 2013 - 09:34
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