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Learn Rebuilding Techniques at Stores in Norwalk

Rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy



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Stamford, CT | Added on December 01, 2012 At 06:55 PM

An outreach team from FEMA will be at the Home Depot in Norwalk Sunday to explain techniques that may reduce potential damage to homes, businesses and property from future flooding. The team will also be in locations in Bridgeport and Stratford. 
 
Mitigation specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will offer "how-to" information for retrofitting buildings and elevating utilities. Specialists can also provide clean up tips for removing mold and mildew from a storm-damaged home.
 
FEMA teams will be at the following locations until 6 p.m. today Sunday, Dec. 2:
 
·       Home Depot - Norwalk, 600 Connecticut Ave., Norwalk, CT 06854
Information will include instructions on how to:
 
·       Relocate circuit breaker panels, outlets and switches above potential floodwaters;
·       Move washer and dryer hookups to a higher floor;
·       Elevate furnaces and water heaters; and
·       Prevent sewer backups with a backflow valve.
 
More information on ways to protect your home from future disasters is available atwww.fema.gov/safer-stronger-protected-homes-communities

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