Disaster Center Closings Start Thursday

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Release date: 
October 5, 2011
Release Number: 
4023-017

WINDSOR, Conn. -- Federal and state officials today announced the closing of the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport on Thursday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. While the DRC will close, assistance is still available for Connecticut residents who were affected by Tropical Storm Irene. The deadline to apply for federal disaster assistance is Thursday, Nov. 3.

Six Disaster Loan Outreach Centers (DLOCs) operated by the U.S. Small Business Administration in North Haven, Farmington, Groton, Torrington, Orange and Guilford will also close permanently at 7 p.m. Thursday. The DLOC at the East Haven Town Beach, 160 Cosey Beach Road, will remain open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday until it closes at 7 p.m. Oct. 13.

If you had damage to your home, and have not already registered with FEMA, apply online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585.

Phone lines are open seven days a week, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. until further notice. It’s also possible to access disaster information and recovery resources directly from your smart phone at: m.fema.gov.

The deadline for registering is Nov. 3.

The centers, their locations, and dates and times of operation are:

Gateway Community College
Room 117- Cafeteria
88 Bassett Road
North Haven, Conn.
Open: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday - Thursday
Closes: Thursday, Oct. 6, 7 p.m.

Tunxis Community College
Cyber Café
271 Scott Swamp Road
Farmington, Conn.
Open: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday - Thursday
Closes: Thursday, Oct. 6, 7 p.m.

Groton Senior Center
102 Newtown Road
Groton, Conn.
Open: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday - Thursday
Closes: Thursday, Oct. 6, 7 p.m.

Torrington Fire Department
Meeting Room
111 Water St.
Torrington, Conn.
Open: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday - Thursday
Closes: Thursday, Oct. 6, 7 p.m.

High Plains Community Center
Probate Court Hearing Room
525 Orange Center Road
Orange, Conn.
Open: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday - Thursday
Closes: Thursday, Oct. 6, 7 p.m.

The Beach House
East Haven Town Beach
160 Cosey Beach Ave.
East Haven, Conn.
Open: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday - Friday
Closes: Thursday, Oct. 13, 7 p.m.

Guilford Police Department
Community Room
400 Church St.
Guilford, Conn.
Open: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday - Thursday
Closes: Thursday Oct. 6, 7 p.m.

Housatonic Community College
900 Lafayette Blvd.
Bridgeport, Conn.
Open: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday - Thursday
Closes: Thursday, Oct. 6, 7 p.m.
Note: All DLOCs are closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders 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.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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