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October 22, 1999
News Release
DANBURY, Conn. -- Federal, state and local officials have worked together for the past month with the shared goal of helping Connecticut recover from the high winds, heavy rains and flooding brought by Tropical Storm Floyd. "Since the September 23 declaration," Federal Coordinating Officer Sharon L. Stoffel said, " $1,165,473 in disaster assistance has been approved to help state residents and business owners in Fairfield, Hartford and Litchfield counties in their recovery."
October 19, 1999
News Release
DANBURY, Conn. -- A special Disaster Legal Services program has been activated as a result of the high winds, heavy rains and flooding from Tropical Storm Floyd. The program provides free legal assistance to Connecticut residents in the declared counties who cannot afford legal counsel for their disaster-related legal problems. The counties are Hartford, Fairfield and Litchfield.
October 18, 1999
News Release
DANBURY, Conn. -- Federal disaster funds have been made available to help state and local government agencies and certain qualifying nonprofit organizations in Fairfield and Hartford counties recover from the effects of Tropical Storm Floyd, it was announced today. "This means they are now eligible to apply for federal aid to fund 75 percent of the costs of debris removal and the repair or replacement of their storm-damaged public facilities," Federal Coordinating Officer Sharon L. Stoffel said.
October 15, 1999
News Release
DANBURY, Conn. -- Federal and state agencies continue to work together to help Connecticut residents and business owners in Fairfield, Hartford and Litchfield counties recover from the high winds, heavy rains and flooding brought by Tropical Storm Floyd. "As a result," Federal Coordinating Officer Sharon L. Stoffel said, "three weeks after the September 23 disaster declaration, nearly $700,000 in storm aid has been approved for residents and businesses with storm-related losses and damage."
October 14, 1999
News Release
DANBURY, Conn. -- Litchfield County has been added to the list of Connecticut counties eligible for federal disaster assistance following Tropical Storm Floyd.  Federal Coordinating Officer Sharon L.Stoffel said the addition was made following a review of information regarding damages incurred to private property from the high winds, heavy rains and flooding generated by Floyd, September 15 through 21.
October 14, 1999
News Release
DANBURY, Conn. -- Weeks after Tropical Storm Floyd hit the State of Connecticut, people are still cleaning up and beginning to ask:  "What about next time?" The rebuild and repair phase of a disaster is the ideal time to consider methods of reducing future damage.  Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials call such action hazard mitigation.
October 12, 1999
News Release
DANBURY, Conn. -- The Disaster Recovery Center located at City Hall, 155 Deer Hill Avenue, Danbury, will close at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 15, according to federal/state recovery officials. "Even though the Danbury Center is closing," Federal Coordinating Officer Sharon Stoffel said, " people who have already registered for assistance can continue to receive personalized help by calling the FEMA Helpline."
October 9, 1999
News Release
DANBURY, Conn. -- A Disaster Information Helpline has been established for people who have already applied for disaster assistance and either need more information about available programs or wish to check the status of their applications. The toll-free Helpline number is 1-800-525-0321, 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired. Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Connecticut Office of Emergency Management (CT OEM) are encouraging applicants with questions about disaster assistance recovery programs to call.
October 8, 1999
News Release
DANBURY, Conn. -- Connecticut homeowners, renters and business owners who have applied for disaster aid due to Tropical Storm Floyd and were mailed U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loan applications are urged by federal and state officials to return the completed forms as soon as possible if they want to be considered for other disaster programs.
October 7, 1999
News Release
DANBURY, Conn. -- Did you know that a home is four times more likely to flood than burn during the course of a 30-year mortgage? It's a statistic residents and businesses in Fairfield and Hartford counties experienced first hand during the recent high winds, heavy rains and flooding brought by Tropical Storm Floyd. "One thing we know for sure about floods is that if your area flooded during this storm, it's likely to flood again," State Coordinating Officer John T. Wiltse said.

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