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FEMA Experts Offer Lindenhurst Residents Home Preparedness Tips

Experts from the government agency are at the Copiague Home Depot through Wednesday.

Mitigation experts from the (FEMA) will offer advice on ways residents of Lindenhurst and elsewhere on Long Island could protect their homes from future disasters - like at the end of August 2011 - at a nearby Suffolk County home improvement store this week.

The , 1101 Sunrise Highway, in nearby Copiague, starting Friday, November 4 until Wednesday, , from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The mitigation experts will provide information about:
• Cleaning mold and mildew.
• Elevating electrical services and appliances.
• Installing sewer backflow valves.
• Removing and replacing drywall and insulation.
• Channeling water away from foundations.
• Repairing with water-resistant materials.
• Permitting process required for rebuilding.

More information on ways residents could protect their homes from future disasters is available at 's website at www.fema.gov. At 's site click the menu for Recover and Rebuild.

Residents could also visit the Suffolk County Office of Emergency Management website at http://suffolkcountyny.gov/Home/departments/firerescue/Office%20of%20Emergency%20Management.aspx to learn more about .

(Note: The FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Suffolk is now , and the to register for aid following Irene was set for October 31, 2011.)

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