Learn Ways To Protect Your Home From Future Disasters

Visit FEMA mitigation experts at the Princeton Lowe’s

BEAVER, WV – April 26, 2010 – (RealEstateRama) — Repairing or rebuilding a flood-damaged home? Working on ways to make your home more disaster-resistant? Have questions about flood insurance?

Free Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) information will be offered in the Lowe’s home improvement store in Princeton. Studies show that every dollar spent on mitigation results in four dollars in future benefits and savings in disaster resistance.

FEMA mitigation specialists will provide one-on-one assistance for West Virginians who are interested in better protecting their homes and properties from disasters. FEMA provides mitigation grants. The SBA can include up to 20 percent of the value of verified physical damage for mitigation work in a disaster loan.

The display will be staffed from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, through Sunday, May 2, at the location below:

Lowe’s
1155 Oakvale Road
Princeton, WV 24740

The FEMA display at Lowe’s will feature important information on ways to repair or improve a home to reduce or prevent future disaster damages. The free information and reference books will include:

    • How to reduce mold and mildew
    • How to protect electrical systems, furnaces and other appliances
    • How to reinforce structures against high winds and flooding
  • How to safeguard valuables and secure other important personal property
  • The ins and outs of flood insurance

 

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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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

Contact:

1 (800) 621-FEMA (3362)

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