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Free Expertise On 'Building Stronger, Safer, Smarter'

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January 16, 2013
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TRENTON, N.J. -- Getting free advice on how to repair or rebuild your home to minimize future disaster damage is as easy as visiting your local home improvement store. Specialists from FEMA 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:

  • Ridding a home of mold and mildew.
  • Understanding flood- and wind-resistant building methods.
  • Knowing the benefits of flood insurance.
  • Elevating or anchoring utilities.

FEMA specialists are available daily from Wednesday, Jan. 16, to Saturday, Jan. 19, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the following home improvement stores:

  • Hudson County – Lowe’s, 727 Route 440 N, Jersey City, NJ 07304 
  • Middlesex County – Home Depot,  373 U.S. 9, Woodbridge Township, NJ 07095              
  • Middlesex County – Lowe’s, 51 Woodbridge Center Drive, Woodbridge Township, NJ 07095
  • Monmouth County – Lowe’s, 118 Highway 35, Eatontown, NJ 08724
  • Ocean County – Home Depot, 1722 Route 88, Brick, NJ 08724
  • Ocean County – Lowe’s, 520 Route 70, Brick, NJ 08723
  • Ocean County – Home Depot, 244 N. Main St., Forked River, NJ 08731
  • Ocean County – Lowe’s, 297 Route 72W, Suite 30, Manahawkin, NJ 08050            
  • Union County – Home Depot , 2445 Springfield Ave., Vauxhall, NJ 07088

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.

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

Last Updated: 
January 16, 2013 - 10:29
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