Wallingford, Conn. – Homeowners, renters, and business owners with expenses resulting from this spring’s severe storms and flooding have just one week to apply for disaster assistance.
State and federal officials are urging people to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) before the registration deadline of Tuesday, July 27. That is also the deadline to return loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
FEMA registrations can be completed online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling FEMA at 800-621-FEMA (3362), or TTY 800-462-7585, 7 a.m to 10 p.m. EDT.
So far, more than $7 million in federal disaster assistance has been approved for individuals and households in Connecticut. As of Monday, July 19, the figures were:
- 3,681 individuals in designated counties have registered for disaster assistance with FEMA;
- $4,383,365 has been disbursed for temporary housing and home repairs;
- $244,276 in Other Needs Assistance has been disbursed for personal property loss, medical costs and other serious disaster-related expenses not covered by insurance;
- 3,438 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.
- $2,659,200 in SBA assistance has been approved.
Applicants may also obtain help by calling the SBA Customer Service Center, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT, at 800-659-2955. Applicants may also visit the SBA Web site at www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance.
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.