Tuesday, July 25, 2006

FEMA gives tips to homeowners

Individuals in the process of repairing their flood-damaged homes and businesses can get additional help from Federal Emergency Management Agency mitigation experts at their local hardware store.

People will have the opportunity to talk to hazard mitigation experts and learn what steps they can take to prevent future damage from flooding. Mitigation projects can include elevating a hot-water heater or furnace, anchoring a fuel tank, doing landscape stabilization, and installing an interior or exterior foundation drainage system.

The mitigation outreach effort, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA), will be available at Lowe's at Fairlane Village, now until Sunday, July 30th, from 8am to 7pm.

Homeowners, renters, contractors and business owners affected by the recent storms and flooding can learn about mitigation measures from staff at the FEMA table.


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