Connecticut Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1904)
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
June 25, 2010
WALLINGFORD, Conn. -- If the severe storms and flooding in parts of Connecticut from March 12 to May 17 affected your ability to work, you may be eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA). The last day to apply for DUA is Thursday, July 1. In order to qualify, you must have worked or lived in one of the designated counties – Fairfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London and Windham – and you must not be eligible for regular unemployment.
June 24, 2010
WALLINGFORD, Conn. -- Disaster Recovery Centers in Groton, Norwich, and Norwalk will close July 1, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said today. The centers, which opened in early June, help individuals, households and businesses affected by the severe storms and flooding that struck Connecticut this spring. FEMA, the Connecticut Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are staffing the centers with specialists who can provide information and assistance for survivors.
June 24, 2010
WALLINGFORD, Conn. -- U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Centers (DLOCs) will be open in Groton, Norwich and Norwalk from July 6-9. At the DLOCs, SBA representatives will be available to meet with residents and business owners to answer questions about the SBA disaster loan program, help complete disaster loan applications, accept completed applications and complete loan closings. SBA loans can cover disaster expenses while people wait for their insurance claims to be processed. The DLOCs will be located in:
June 22, 2010
WALLINGFORD, Conn. -- More than 100 days since the rain started to fall in Connecticut, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved loans totaling $278,500 to help residents recover from the flooding and storms of March 12-May 17. The SBA is urging more residents and business owners to start the recovery process by returning their disaster loan applications. The SBA has issued 2,329 loan applications, but only 136 have been returned. The deadline to apply for SBA assistance is July 27.
June 21, 2010
WALLINGFORD, Conn. -- Three short-term disaster recovery centers will open next Wednesday to help Connecticut residents affected by the spring flooding. They will be open for four days only. Each temporary center will be staffed by representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and one from the U.S. Small Business Administration. The new center locations are: Western Greenwich Civic Center, Room 204449 Pemberwick RoadGreenwich, CT 06831
June 17, 2010
WALLINGFORD, Conn. -- Information is power, so why not give Dad a powerful tool for Father’s Day that could really save lives: a weather radio. As essential as a smoke or carbon monoxide detector, weather radios transmit signals from the Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio Network. The receivers are equipped with a special tone feature that can sound an alert and give you reliable, 24/7 information about a life-threatening situation.
Incident period: March 12, 2010 to May 17, 2010
Major Disaster Declaration declared on April 23, 2010