Connecticut Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1700)
Incident period: April 15, 2007 to April 27, 2007
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 11, 2007
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
July 24, 2007
WINDSOR, Conn. -- Typical property insurance provides financial protection from losses due to most perils - fire and windstorms, for example - that threaten structures and possessions. However, one peril that represents a significant threat to Connecticut residents is not covered by standard policies...virtually all these policies exclude any insurance for flooding.
July 23, 2007
WINDSOR, Conn. -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) serving Norwalk and Danbury will close on Thursday, July 26, at 6 p.m. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will operate a Disaster Loan Outreach Center in the Danbury location to help Fairfield County residents complete SBA loan applications.
July 20, 2007
WINDSOR, Conn. -- As of July 19, more than $4.2 million dollars in aid for Connecticut individuals and businesses with storm damage is approved in the form of Individual Assistance and Public Assistance grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
July 19, 2007
Windsor, Conn. -- Despite the fact that destructive flooding regularly occurs in Connecticut, only 2 percent of Connecticut residents have flood insurance. Some may not be purchasing insurance due to a number of misconceptions about the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
July 17, 2007
Windsor, Conn. -- Hurricane season is here -- and Connecticut is vulnerable. For the many residents who have never been through one, it is hard to imagine what hurricanes do. Historically, hurricanes have caused billions of dollars in property damage in Connecticut, much of it from flooding.
July 17, 2007
WINDSOR, Conn. --- To help Connecticut residents deal with potential legal problems caused by the April 15-16 nor’easter and subsequent flooding, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State of Connecticut can provide free legal counseling services. “There are Connecticut home owners, renters and business owners with real estate problems, financial complications and other storm-related legal matters who might benefit from legal advice and assistance,” says FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Mike Parker.