Connecticut Tropical Storm Floyd (DR-1302)
Incident period: September 16, 1999 to September 21, 1999
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 23, 1999
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
October 12, 1999
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
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
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
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.
October 6, 1999
DANBURY, Conn. -- The federal/state Disaster Recovery Center located at the Plainville Recreation Center, 50 Whiting Street, Plainville, will close at 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 9, recovery officials announced today. The Plainville Disaster Recovery Center is one of two opened September 30 to provide additional information about help available to those who had already applied for disaster assistance as a result of Tropical Storm Floyd.
October 5, 1999
DANBURY, Conn. -- Community relations specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are working with the Connecticut Office of Emergency Management (CT OEM) and city and town emergency management directors to reach out to people in the counties designated under the recent presidential disaster declaration. The counties are Fairfield and Hartford.