FEMA Specialists Offer Rebuilding Tips At Lowe’s

FEMA Specialists Offer Rebuilding Tips At Lowe’s

ANDOVER, MA – April 21, 2010 – (RealEstateRama) — Rebuilding or repairing a home after a disaster, like the recent March flooding, can be a daunting task. But with the right suggestions, homeowners can build back smarter and stronger.

Through April 29, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mitigation specialists will be on-hand at Lowe’s Home Improvement Stores to provide information about low-cost ways to rebuild that can reduce the risk from future flood events and other potential hazards.

FEMA mitigation specialists will be available to answer rebuilding questions and provide informative publications in English and Spanish on the right way to deal with mold and mildew. Among other things, they will provide advice on elevating furnaces, circuit breaker boxes, water heaters and some appliances to reduce flood damage.

Risk-reduction specialists say that by following a few simple steps, homeowners can dramatically decrease their vulnerability to costly repetitive repairs. The best time to make    cost-effective changes is when you are repairing current damages, the experts say.

Specialists will be at all centers from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day.

Wednesday to Tuesday, April 21-27

Lowe’s Home Improvement
400 Bedford Street
Abington, MA 02351

Lowe’s Home Improvement
135 West Gate Drive
Brockton, MA 02301

Lowe’s Home Improvement
729 Bridge Street
Weymouth, MA 02191

Friday to Thursday, April 23-29

Lowe’s Home Improvement
306 Providence Highway
Dedham, MA 02026

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders and 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.


On March 1, 2003, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) became part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The primary mission of the Federal Emergency Management Agency is to reduce the loss of life and property and protect the Nation from all hazards, including natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters, by leading and supporting the Nation in a risk-based, comprehensive emergency management system of preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation


1 (800) 621-FEMA (3362)

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