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Somerville residents get tips from FEMA on flood cleanup

July 21, 2010
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SOMERVILLE, MA — Homeowners this week can talk in person to a Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) representative about how to clean out their basements, as well as hear advice on how to prepare for a possible relief grant, according to The Somerville News.
In the wake of the major flash floods of last weekend, FEMA has set up a table at the Home Depot laden with guides on how to protect your home from flood damage, tips for mold and mildew control and applications for help after a disaster, the article stated.
FEMA also fielded questions about receiving federal assistance for the flood damage to their homes, the article noted.
Norman Thidemann of FEMA said that when a disaster takes place, the Individuals and Households Program can provide money and services to people in the disaster area when losses are not covered by insurance and property has been damaged or destroyed.
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