WALLINGFORD, Conn. -- More than $4.3 million in federal disaster assistance has been approved for individuals and households in Connecticut since May 28. The disaster declaration is a result of severe storms and flooding March 12-May 17.
As of Monday, June 28, the figures were:
- 3,027 individuals in designated counties have registered for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA);
- $3,347,437 has been disbursed for temporary housing and home repairs;
- $142,917 in Other Needs Assistance has been disbursed for personal property loss, medical costs and other serious disaster-related expenses not covered by insurance;
- 2,855 SBA loan applications have been issued to individuals and businesses. SBA loan applications should be returned to determine if applicants are eligible for other types of assistance.
- $821,900 in assistance has been approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA);
People who had damage can register for assistance at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). Those with a speech or hearing impairment can call (TTY) 800-462-7585. Both lines are open 6:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Friday (Eastern Daylight Time) and 6:30 a.m. to midnight Saturday and Sunday until further notice.
FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders and to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.