Connecticut Tropical Storm Irene (DR-4023)
Incident period: August 27, 2011 to September 1, 2011
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 2, 2011
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
December 1, 2011
WINDSOR, Conn. -- During Tropical Storm Irene and the recent severe storm of Oct.29-30 resulting in extended power outages, some Connecticut residents chose not to evacuate from their homes fearing they would be separated from their pets. The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) emphasize that during emergency evacuations, leaving pets should be an absolute last resort and encourage owners of pets and livestock to learn about which shelters allow animals during emergencies.
November 23, 2011
On behalf of all of us working for FEMA throughout the State of Connecticut, I’d like to wish you and your families a safe and joyous Thanksgiving holiday. Many members of our FEMA family will be spending the Thanksgiving holiday among you, so I’d like to thank you in advance for your hospitality and friendship. ...
November 17, 2011
WINDSOR, Conn. -- Some consider Tropical Storm Irene and the recent severe storm of Oct. 29-30 to have been among Connecticut’s worst weather events in 50 years. Although we should all be prepared for the next disaster, senior citizens and their friends and relatives should be especially aware of emergency preparedness best practices. The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) encourage Connecticut residents to make sure their senior relatives, neighbors, and friends are prepared for emergencies.
October 31, 2011
It’s been a month since President Obama’s Sept. 2 major disaster declaration for the state of Connecticut following Tropical Storm Irene. FEMA and its state partners continue to make major strides in the support of the Constitution State’s recovery.
October 26, 2011
Rebuilding Coastline Property After Tropical Storm Irene? Obtain the Required Permits; Consider Flood Smart Techniques
WINDSOR, Conn. -- The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urge home and business owners along Connecticut’s coastline to obtain required permits and consider flood smart building techniques before rebuilding coastal property after Tropical Storm Irene. OBTAIN REQUIRED BUILDING PERMITS
October 24, 2011
Received an Insurance Settlement After Irene? Still Have Unmet Needs? Follow Up With FEMA Disaster Assistance
WINDSOR, Conn. -- Property owners and renters who suffered damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene have until 10 p.m. Nov. 3, to apply for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Connecticut residents who have applied but not received FEMA assistance, because they have insurance coverage, may still have unmet needs and should submit their insurance settlement documentation to have FEMA reevaluate their case.