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

November 23, 2012
News Release
WINDSOR, Conn. – State and local governments and certain nonprofit organizations in three additional Connecticut counties are now eligible to receive federal disaster assistance under the Public Assistance program to supplement state and local response efforts. The counties added to the major disaster declaration issued Oct. 30 are Litchfield, Tolland and Windham. This brings the total to seven counties and two tribal nations included in the Connecticut disaster declaration.
November 23, 2012
News Release
WINDSOR, Conn. – As recovery from Hurricane Sandy progresses, survivors are receiving grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help pay for getting their lives back together. “It is important for survivors to use this money for their recovery,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Albert Lewis, who is in charge of the FEMA recovery effort in Connecticut.  “With the holidays approaching, don’t be tempted to use some of this money in ways it is not intended to be used. Don’t slow down your recovery; use this money wisely.”
November 21, 2012
News Release
WINDSOR, Conn. – Hurricanes roll through with strong winds and storm surges that leave an ugly path in their wake. But not all damage is immediate or obvious, so survivors who experienced high winds, flooding or water damage should check their furnaces thoroughly. As cold weather continues, concerns about furnaces include:
November 21, 2012
News Release
WINDSOR, Conn. – All FEMA-State Disaster Recovery Centers in Connecticut will be closed Thanksgiving Day, but help will still be available to Connecticut disaster survivors. Survivors of Hurricane Sandy in Connecticut will still be able to access FEMA’s website and telephone registration line to register for assistance. They can also check on the progress of a file or to answer documentation questions FEMA may have had during the application process.
November 20, 2012
News Release
WINDSOR, Conn. — A FEMA-State Disaster Recovery Center will open in East Haven, Friday, Nov. 23, from noon to 8 p.m. The center will also be open Saturday, Nov. 24, and Monday, Nov. 26, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Disaster Recovery Center will be located at: East Haven Beach House 150 Cosey Beach Ave. East Haven, CT 06512
November 20, 2012
News Release
WINDSOR, Conn. – An outreach team from FEMA will be at the Home Depot store in Fairfield this weekend to explain techniques that may reduce potential damage to homes, businesses and property from future flooding. Mitigation specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will offer “how-to” information for retrofitting buildings and elevating utilities. Specialists can also provide clean-up tips to help prevent mold and mildew from forming in a storm-damaged home.

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