Connecticut Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1700)
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
July 9, 2007
WINDSOR, Conn. -- When flood waters subside, one of the first things to float to the surface is the scam artist pretending to offer help, warns the State of Connecticut and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). "Be alert for door-to-door solicitors who hand out flyers and promise to speed up insurance or building permits," says FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Mike Parker. "And watch out for folks who ask for large cash deposits or advance payments in full."
July 6, 2007
WINDSOR, Conn. -- Connecticut individuals and small business owners are receiving over $1.6 million in federal disaster aid for losses from April's severe storms and flooding. Administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration, these grants and loans are helping residents bear the financial burdens imposed by the storms' extensive damage.
July 5, 2007
WINDSOR, Conn. -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in New Haven at Gateway Community College's Long Wharf Campus, 60 Sergeant Drive, will close at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 7. Closing this facility does not mean the Federal Emergency Management Agency is ending DRC activities statewide. Anyone wanting to speak to a disaster program specialist in person may continue to do so at any of the DRCs listed below.
July 2, 2007
Windsor, Conn. -- In the confusion following a disaster, rumors, half-truths and misunderstandings about federal and state assistance can cause some storm-struck residents to miss out on much needed help. "The last thing you need in a disaster is misinformation,"said Federal Coordinating Officer Mike Parker, "and the best way to avoid that problem is for you to call and ask about assistance yourself."
June 29, 2007
WINDSOR, Conn. -- More than one million dollars is in the hands of Connecticut individuals and businesses owners as of today. Administering aid quickly, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is helping residents get back on their feet after the June 13 declaration for the severe storms and flooding that caused extensive damage throughout the state.
June 29, 2007
WINDSOR, Conn. -- What is a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) and why does an applicant go to one? In short, a visit to a DRC will give you personalized service rendered by a team of experts. Once the application is made, the applicant can get answers to any questions on the process and programs.
Incident period: April 15, 2007 to April 27, 2007
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 11, 2007