Connecticut Hurricane Sandy (DR-4087)

Incident period: October 27, 2012 to November 8, 2012
Major Disaster Declaration declared on October 30, 2012

Sandy: One Year Later


Resources for survivors:

The Community Recovery Resource Guide offers basic information on the myriad of FEMA Recovery programs available to communities and organizations after a disaster. The Hurricane Sandy Supplement to the guide speaks directly to the programs offered in response to Hurricane Sandy:


Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

April 29, 2013
Blog entry
How much of an impact can a small group of volunteers make after a disaster? Last Wednesday, I had the honor of addressing the Hurricane Sandy Champions of Change – a group of “ordinary” people who did (and are still doing) extraordinary things to help those who were impacted by Hurricane Sandy.  Many of them suffered damage to their homes and businesses as a result of the storm, but continued to fulfill the needs they saw in their communities.
March 26, 2013
News Release
WINDSOR, Conn. — More than a quarter billion dollars in federal disaster grants, loans and insurance settlements is supporting the ongoing Connecticut recovery from Hurricane Sandy, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today.As of close of business March 20:
March 7, 2013
News Release
WINDSOR, Conn. - Connecticut home builders and skilled do-it-yourselfers undertaking repair and rebuilding projects in the wake of Hurricane Sandy can get detailed guidance from free, comprehensive publications offered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. FEMA's Coastal Construction Manual outlines best practices for planning, siting, designing, constructing and maintaining homes in coastal environments.
March 6, 2013
News Release
WINDSOR, Conn. - Springtime brings with it the risk of flooding, but flood damage is not covered by homeowner's insurance. Only a policy from the National Flood Insurance Program provides flood insurance, but it takes 30 days to go into effect. The sooner a homeowner or business owner purchases flood insurance, the sooner their property will be covered against the destructive hazard of flooding. A separate policy is required to cover a structure's contents.
February 28, 2013
News Release
  WINDSOR, Conn. — Hazard Mitigation experts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be on hand at the Spring Home Show this weekend at the XL Center in downtown Hartford. FEMA’s experts can be found at booth No. 624 at the show, which runs from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday at the XL Center, located at 1 Civic Center Plaza.
February 25, 2013
Blog entry
At FEMA and across the federal government, we recognize that in order to successfully support disaster survivors and meet the needs of the community, the whole community must work together as a team. A month ago, I wrote about some of the successes of bringing together government and non-government partners to solve challenges we faced in responding to Hurricane Sandy.  Recognizing our community partners is critical to the efforts to rebuild and recover.


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