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 16, 2007
News Release
WINDSOR, Conn. -- Three months after the April 15 nor?easter struck Connecticut and produced two weeks of flooding, $3.9 million have flowed to residents of the state to help Connecticut recover from the storm and subsequent flooding. The money is the result of a partnership of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and the Connecticut Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security.
July 16, 2007
News Release
WINDSOR, Conn. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster recovery center (DRC) serving Greenwich will close on Thursday, July 19, at 6 p.m. Recovery centers are temporary offices where individuals who experienced losses from the mid-April storms in Connecticut can talk face-to-face with disaster recovery specialists. Meanwhile, Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Outreach Centers are open to help individuals complete SBA loan applications.
July 13, 2007
News Release
WINDSOR, Conn. -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) serving Torrington and Litchfield County is again extending its operation period. The Torrington DRC is now scheduled to be open through 6 p.m. Friday, July 20, at 111 Water Street. This recovery center provides a location where individuals affected by the mid-April storm can talk face-to-face with disaster recovery specialists.
July 13, 2007
News Release
WINDSOR, Conn. -- Federal aid for Connecticut individuals and business owners with losses from April?s severe storms and flooding is approaching $2.7 million. These grants and loans, which are administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), are being made available as a result of the presidential disaster declaration of June 13.
July 11, 2007
News Release
WINDSOR, Conn. -- The disaster recovery center serving Simsbury will close on Friday, July 13 at 6 p.m. The recovery center provides a location where individuals affected by the mid-April storms in Connecticut can talk face-to-face with disaster recovery specialists.
July 11, 2007
News Release
WINDSOR, Conn. -- The shore and many inland bodies of water make Connecticut an attractive place to live. They also make the entire state a flood hazard area, according to experts from the National Flood Insurance Program. "There is water everywhere," said Certified Floodplain Manager Ron Lansverk of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency. "At any time a storm could strike and thousands of residents would find themselves burdened with the costs of major repairs from flooding."

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