Connecticut Receives More Than $6.4 Million in Federal Disaster Aid

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Release date: 
August 15, 2007
Release Number: 
1700-047

Windsor, Conn. -- Almost four months after a nor’easter and flooding in Connecticut, federal disaster grants and loans to those with storm-related losses exceed $6.4M. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reports that 2493 individuals and businesses from the seven designated counties -- Fairfield, Hartford, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London and Windham -- registered for disaster assistance before the August 13 deadline.

EMA Individual Assistance (IA) disaster grants to households total over $2.4 million. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has made over $2.2 million in low-interest disaster loans to homeowners, renters and businesses. FEMA has obligated over $1.9 million in Public Assistance Program funds to local governments and agencies in Fairfield and Litchfield counties for removing debris, providing disaster-related emergency services and repairing or rebuilding damaged infrastructure.

“In response to Gov. Rell’s request, FEMA worked to provide assistance to communities and individuals affected by the disaster,” said FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Mike Parker. Assistance with costs from the April 15-27 storms and flooding became available to eligible individuals in seven counties as the result of a June 13 presidential disaster declaration. “I asked for federal assistance because I wanted to ensure the citizens of Connecticut receive all the disaster help they are entitled to,” said Governor M. Jodi Rell. “The cooperation between our state and FEMA benefits individuals, families, municipalities and counties.”

County Total Registrations Total Housing Assistance $ Total Other Needs Assistance
Fairfield 1450 $1,489,916 $ 62,874
Hartford 238 $   142,634 $   6,875
Litchfield 255 $   259,678 $   6,364
Middlesex 25 $       7,800 $0
New Haven 453 $   358,734 $ 29, 175
New London 61 $     24,108 $    1,419
Windham 21 $     19,564 $0
TOTAL 2493 $2,302,434 $106,707

Public Assistance for Connecticut:

Total Project Worksheets
204

Total $ Obligated
$1,977,374

SBA Total Assistance for Connecticut:

Total Project Worksheets
204

Total $ Obligated
$1,977,374

FEMA coordinates the federal government's role in preparing for, preventing, mitigating the effects of, responding to, and recovering from all domestic disasters, whether natural or man-made, including acts of terror.

Last Updated: 
February 8, 2013 - 16:03
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