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

June 20, 2007
News Release
WINDSOR, Conn. -- To help meet the needs of Connecticut residents affected by the mid-April storms and flooding, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency is opening a Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (MDRC) in Groton and Willimantic. The Center provides a location where individuals affected by the storm can talk face-to-face with disaster recovery specialists.
June 20, 2007
News Release
WINDSOR, Conn. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Connecticut Department of Environmental Management and Homeland Security suggest a positive action plan for Connecticut residents with property damage and personal losses from the April 15-27 storms.  This helps speed state and federal disaster aid:
June 20, 2007
News Release
WINDSOR, Conn. -- A fourth Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), located in New Haven County, will open on Friday, June 22, in New Haven. It will be at Gateway Community College, 60 Sargeant Drive. The Center provides a location where individuals affected by the mid-April storm can talk face-to-face with disaster recovery specialists.
June 19, 2007
News Release
WINDSOR, Conn. -- Insured homeowners and renters with property damages caused by the mid-April flooding may be eligible for federal disaster aid. Standard property insurance policies do not cover flooding, so many owners or renters may not be eligible for benefits from their insurance companies. The first step toward federal disaster aid is to call FEMA and register.
June 18, 2007
News Release
WINDSOR, Conn. -- A second Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open on Wednesday, June 20, in Greenwich in Fairfield County. The Center provides a location where individuals affected by the mid-April storm can talk face-to-face with disaster recovery specialists.
June 18, 2007
News Release
WINDSOR, Conn. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) says that an inspector will soon call on Connecticut residents who apply for assistance for damages to their residences and personal properties caused by the mid-April severe storms and flooding in the seven disaster-declared counties. Inspectors are an important part of the disaster assistance process. Their job is to examine all damaged property to verify the extent of damage caused by the storm. FEMA schedules inspections within two to five days of the time an applicant registers by phone.

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