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
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.
October 19, 2011
FEMA Distributes Flood Smart Information to Thousands of Connecticut Residents at 18 Home Shows Throughout the State
WINDSOR, Conn. -- More than 5,800 residents have already met with specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at 17 home shows FEMA has held in building supply stores throughout Connecticut since Sept. 24, 2011. An eighteenth show at Home Depot in Fairfield is set for Thursday and Friday. At the shows, FEMA has distributed flood smart information, including more than 2,000 CDs and nearly 1,000 booklets for children. Specialists have discussed techniques such as elevating appliances, channeling water away from foundations and installing sewer back-flow valves.
October 18, 2011
WINDSOR, Conn. -- Flooding is the most common and costliest natural disaster in the United States each year. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) encourages Connecticut residents to learn about their flood risk and understand the different types of flood insurance coverage available. Most homeowners’ insurance policies do not cover flood damages
October 12, 2011
Rebuilding After Tropical Storm Irene? Obtain The Required Permits; Consider Flood Smart Building Techniques
WINDSOR, Conn. -- The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urge Connecticut home and business owners to obtain required permits and consider flood smart building techniques before rebuilding property after Tropical Storm Irene. OBTAIN REQUIRED BUILDING PERMITS Many home projects require a building permit from the town in which the work will be accomplished. Find out which permits are required in your community and secure them before rebuilding property.
October 7, 2011
WINDSOR, Conn. -- As of today, more than $5,182,068.79 million has already been approved for assistance by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for damages caused by Tropical Storm Irene in the State of Connecticut. More than 6,918 Connecticut homeowners, renters and business owners have registered for assistance since President Obama declared a federal disaster on Sept. 2.
October 5, 2011
WINDSOR, Conn. -- Federal and state officials today announced the closing of the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport on Thursday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. While the DRC will close, assistance is still available for Connecticut residents who were affected by Tropical Storm Irene. The deadline to apply for federal disaster assistance is Thursday, Nov. 3.