FEMA at Lowes this weekend

An outreach team from FEMA will be at the Lowe's home improvement store in Milford this weekend to explain techniques that may reduce potential damage to homes, businesses and property from future flooding.

Specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will offer "how-to" information for retrofitting buildings and elevating utilities. They will also provide clean-up tips to help prevent mold and mildew.

The FEMA team will be at the Lowe's store at 311 Old Gate Lane in Milford from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17 and Sunday, Nov. 18.

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

· Prevent sewer backups with a backflow valve

More information on ways to protect your home from future disasters is available at www.fema.gov/safer-stronger-protected-homes-communities <http://globalmessaging1.prnewswire.com/clickthrough/servlet/clickthrough?msg_id=7325398&amp;adr_order=41&amp;url=aHR0cDovL3d3dy5mZW1hLmdvdi9zYWZlci1zdHJvbmdlci1wcm90ZWN0ZWQtaG9tZXMtY29tbXVu%0AaXRpZXM%3D&gt;