NEW YORK – New Yorkers beginning the rebuilding process will have more opportunities to receive technical information on improvements to protect their homes from future storms.
Beginning Tuesday, Dec. 18, mitigation specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be at four new area locations to offer guidance on how to build back safer and stronger in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
Residents can get advice on safe cleanup measures, repair and building techniques, as well learn more about flood insurance. 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
600 Exterior St, Bronx 10451
Kings County - Home Depot
579 Gateway Dr. Brooklyn 11239
Nassau County - Lowe’s
90 Price Pkwy, Farmingdale 11735
Suffolk County - Home Depot
1550 Old Country Rd, Riverhead 11901
Hours of operation will be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 18, through Saturday, Dec. 22, and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 23.
Every dollar spent on mitigation now saves four times that amount in repairs from the next disaster concluded a Penn State University-led research team in 2006.
More information on ways to protect your property from disasters to come is available at: www.fema.gov. Click on “Plan, Prepare and Mitigate.”