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

January 22, 2013
WINDSOR, Conn. — Working in the FEMA-state Disaster Recovery Center in Groton was a trip down memory lane for Burley, Idaho, resident Marie Hanzel.After Hurricane Sandy struck Connecticut, FEMA assigned reservist Hanzel to work as an Applicant Services Program Specialist at the Disaster Recovery Center operating out of the Groton Senior Center.
January 18, 2013
News Release
WINDSOR, Conn. — Storms don’t discriminate and neither does FEMA, federal officials emphasized today.“Everybody’s circumstances are different and people won’t all be helped the same way. But our promise is to treat everybody equally,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Albert Lewis. “We are not a law enforcement agency; we are a helping agency. That’s why we’re here.”
January 16, 2013
News Release
WINDSOR, Conn. — Hurricane Sandy survivors beware: There may be con artists trying to get their hands on your disaster assistance money or personal financial information.After a disaster, crooks may pretend to be employed by FEMA or the U.S. Small Business Administration. They may try to obtain personal information such as Social Security and bank account numbers or they may promise to increase your disaster assistance grant for a fee, something a federal employee would never do.Some consumer safety tips to remember:
January 15, 2013
News Release
WINDSOR, Conn. — How can flood insurance agents become better prepared to answer the many questions policyholders ask after a big flooding disaster like Hurricane Sandy?That dialogue is taking place between FEMA and Connecticut insurance agents as a new outreach effort begun in December continues to expand the knowledge of agents who sell National Flood Insurance Program policies.
January 11, 2013
News Release
WINDSOR, Conn. — How quickly people recover from an emergency may depend on the thought and planning put into preparing for a possible event.“Every person has unique needs that should be taken into account,” said FEMA’s Federal Coordinating Officer Albert Lewis, in charge of the federal recovery in Connecticut. “Everyone – and this includes people with disabilities, children, families and older Americans – should plan for all types of emergencies.”
January 9, 2013
News Release
WINDSOR, Conn. — Disaster officials offered hope today to property owners and renters coming up short on insurance settlements for damage due to Hurricane Sandy.Insured disaster survivors must file claims with their insurers, because Federal Emergency Management Agency assistance does not duplicate insurance benefits. However, survivors who do not register for FEMA assistance before the Jan. 28 deadline may discover too late that their insurance payout leaves them uninsured or underinsured for certain items.


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