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 1, 1999
News Release
DANBURY, Conn. -- Homeowners, renters and business owners in Fairfield and Hartford counties with damage and losses from Tropical Storm Floyd have until November 22 to register for federal/state disaster assistance, recovery officials said today.
October 1, 1999
News Release
DANBURY, Conn. -- State and federal disaster recovery officials are advising Connecticut residents who have disaster-related damage to be extremely careful when hiring contractors to clean up and repair their homes and businesses. "Scam artists are often ready to seize the opportunity to capitalize on the misfortune of others," State Coordinating Officer John T. Wiltse warns. The Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and the Better Business Bureau offer the following "Consumer Beware" suggestions:
September 30, 1999
News Release
DANBURY, Conn. -- People working or living in Fairfield and Hartford counties who temporarily lost jobs because of Tropical Storm Floyd and do not qualify for regular unemployment benefits may be eligible for unemployment assistance under a special federal/state program, disaster recovery officials said today.
September 29, 1999
News Release
DANBURY, Conn. -- Federal and state disaster officials urge people to take extra precautions when returning to flood-damaged homes, apartments or businesses. "The dangers are not over just because the water has receded," State Coordinating Officer John T. Wiltse said. "Flood hazards such as exposed wires, contaminated floodwater or a weakened foundation are not always obvious but can be life-threatening. We urge people to be very careful."
September 29, 1999
News Release
DANBURY, Conn. -- Inspectors are now in the field visiting people who have registered for disaster assistance following Tropical Storm Floyd, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Connecticut Office of Emergency Management (OEM) officials said today. "Inspections are required to verify claims and assess the extent and cost of damages," Federal Coordinating Officer Sharon Stoffel said. "Disaster assistance funds are taxpayer dollars, so it's important they be distributed properly."
September 28, 1999
News Release
DANBURY, Conn. -- Disaster Recovery Centers will open Thursday, September 30, in Fairfield and Hartford counties to provide information about help available to residents and businesses that suffered damage or losses as a result of Tropical Storm Floyd.

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