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 7, 2013
News Release
WINDSOR, Conn. — Registering for FEMA disaster assistance won’t take money away from another disaster survivor, federal officials said today.Federal Emergency Management Agency grants are available to all who qualify for them. But many Connecticut residents who suffered damage from Hurricane Sandy haven’t registered. Reasons vary, but some people mistakenly believe that accepting help somehow reduces the amount of money available to qualified registrants.
January 3, 2013
News Release
WINDSOR, Conn. — Disaster officials say residents should file their homeowner’s insurance claims first, but not wait on an insurance settlement to register for FEMA disaster assistance or complete an application for an SBA disaster loan.“We want to make sure everyone who had damage from Sandy gets all the help they are eligible for,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Albert Lewis. “Don’t think you have to wait for an insurance adjuster. File your insurance claim, then register with FEMA and get the process started.”
January 3, 2013
News Release
WINDSOR, Conn. — FEMA’s registration Helpline is still available for Connecticut residents who suffered damage from Hurricane Sandy.Although all FEMA-State Disaster Recovery Centers in Connecticut have closed, the Helpline remains available for survivors to register for federal disaster assistance. Sandy survivors who have already registered for aid can call to ask questions, update contact information or check the status of their applications.
December 28, 2012
News Release
WINDSOR, Conn. — The Federal Emergency Management Agency is breaking down barriers so all people have full access to disaster assistance. “We’re reaching out to the whole community,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Albert Lewis. “FEMA is working to make sure that everyone in the community can get access to disaster assistance information, programs and registration.” After the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006, FEMA created a team of disability integration specialists/advisors, who ensure recovery assistance is accessible and inclusive.
December 27, 2012
News Release
WINDSOR, Conn. — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has added Connecticut residents to its staff supporting Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts.Hiring local individuals is part of FEMA’s overall recovery strategy.“Local hires bring a great deal to the table,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Albert Lewis. “They have community insight and valuable work experience. Putting local people to work is an important part of FEMA’s impact on the local economy. Our goal is for Connecticut residents to make up 10 percent of our workforce.”
December 27, 2012
News Release
WINDSOR, Conn. — The State of Connecticut and FEMA officials have announced extension of the deadline for individuals to register for federal disaster assistance to Jan. 28, 2013.The deadline for the completion and return of loan applications from the U.S. Small Business Administration has also been extended to Jan. 28. A majority of residents who register for assistance with FEMA will receive SBA loan applications. These should be completed and returned to complete the registration process. No one is required to take out a loan.

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