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May 22, 2013

CHICAGO – If your home was damaged by the spring floods and you are beginning to make repairs, you can get advice on how to rebuild stronger, safer and smarter.

Federal Emergency Management Agency hazard mitigation specialists will be at two home improvement stores this week:

Ellis Ace Hardware

255 S. Main St.

Seneca, IL 61360

Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

Lembke & Sons True Value Hardware

6734 Pershing Road

Berwyn, IL 60402

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; closed Sunday

FEMA specialists can answer your specific questions about building techniques that can reduce the potential for damage to your home, business and property from future storms.

Topics include:

  • Flood cleanup tips and techniques
  • Flood- and wind-resistant building methods
  • Elevating utilities
  • Flood insurance

FEMA publications are available online at or can be ordered by calling toll-free 800-480-2520.

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.

Media Contact: 571-408-1835

Last Updated:
May 22, 2013 – 09:47
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