Free FEMA Informational Sessions Coming to Norwalk

June 14, 2010

Learn how to protect your home from future storms by attending a free informational session at Home Depot in Norwalk from June 24 – 28.

Connecticut residents whose homes were damaged during the spring storms – or who worry about the potential for damage from future storms – can learn how to protect their property at special sessions to be conducted at four home repair stores across the state.

Over the next two weeks, teams of hazard mitigation specialists with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will provide information and answer questions at certain Lowe’s and Home Depot stores.Officials agree that the best way to minimize damage from storms and flooding and break the costly cycle of damage-repair-damage is to use techniques that resist both flood and wind damage. The FEMA teams will explain construction techniques and offer advice on topics such as home elevation, wind straps, flood insurance, and other steps to make homes stronger and safer. Publications on these topics will also be available.

If you are rebuilding, repairing, or just want to learn more about how to protect your home, I urge you to take advantage of this opportunity to speak with a

A FEMA team will be at these locations from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily: