WALLINGFORD, Conn. -- More than $5.5 million in federal disaster assistance has been approved for individuals and households in Connecticut affected by this spring’s severe storms and flooding.
As of Tuesday, July 6, the figures were:
- 3,298 individuals in designated counties have registered for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA);
- $3,786,595 has been disbursed for temporary housing and home repairs;
- $195,527 in Other Needs Assistance has been disbursed for personal property loss, medical costs and other serious disaster-related expenses not covered by insurance;
- 3,137 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.
- $1,602,300 in assistance has been approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA);
People can register for assistance at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362). People with a speech or hearing impairment can call (TTY) 800-462-7585. Both lines are open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time) every day until further notice. Residents should note that reporting damage to InfoLine 2-1-1 did not register them for FEMA assistance.
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.