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Free Expertise On 'Building Stronger, Safer, Smarter'

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January 28, 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 the 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:

  • 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 Monday, Jan. 28, to Saturday, Feb. 2, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the following home improvement stores:

  • Monmouth County—Lowe’s, 2194 State Route 35, Holmdel, NJ 07733
  • Monmouth County—Home Depot, 3540 State Route 66, Neptune, NJ 07753
  • Ocean County – Home Depot, 1722 Route 88, Brick, NJ 08724
  • Ocean County—Home Depot, 1900 Shorrock St., Lakewood, NJ 08701
  • Ocean County—Home Depot, 197 Route 72 West, Manahawkin, NJ 08050
  • Union County—Home Depot, 2445 Springfield Ave., Vauxhaul, 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.

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 28, 2013 - 17:08
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