FEMA Is Available During Thanksgiving Weekend

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Release date: 
November 20, 2012
Release Number: 
021

WINDSOR, Conn. – All FEMA-State Disaster Recovery Centers in Connecticut will be closed Thanksgiving Day, but help will still be available to Connecticut disaster survivors.

Survivors of Hurricane Sandy in Connecticut will still be able to access FEMA’s website and telephone registration line to register for assistance.

They can also check on the progress of a file or to answer documentation questions FEMA may have had during the application process.

While a Disaster Recovery Center may be closed for all or part of the Thanksgiving weekend, FEMA housing inspectors will keep appointments and may be calling survivors to set appointments for inspections.

FEMA Community Relations specialists will be in damaged areas Friday and Saturday providing information about disaster assistance.

An outreach team from FEMA will be at the Home Depot store in Fairfield Thanksgiving weekend to explain techniques that may reduce potential damage to homes, businesses and property from future disasters. The specialists will be in the store from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 24 and 25.

People with storm losses should register with FEMA online at www.Disaster Assistance.gov, with a smartphone or device at m.fema.gov. Applicants can also register by phone by calling FEMA at 800-621-3362. The TTY number is 800-462-7585. Multilingual operators are available

24 hours a day, seven days a week, including Thanksgiving Day.

All centers are closed on Sundays. After the holiday, normal hours will resume.

Disaster Recovery Center days and hours of operation during the Thanksgiving weekend are as follows:

East Haven Beach House

150 Cosey Beach Ave.

East Haven, CT 06512

Opens Friday, Nov. 23, noon to 8 p.m.

Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Closed Sunday

Monday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 

Housatonic Community College

900 Lafayette Blvd.

Bridgeport, CT 06604

Closed Thanksgiving Day through Sunday, Nov. 24

Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Closed Sunday

Normal hours, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday

Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Fairfield

100 Mona Terrace

Fairfield, CT 06824

Closed Thanksgiving Day

Open Friday and Saturday, Nov. 23-24, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Closed Sunday

Normal hours, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday

 

Western Greenwich Civic Center

Room 203

449 Pemberwick Road

Greenwich, CT 06381

Closed Thanksgiving Day

Open Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Closed Sunday

Normal hours, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday

 

Groton Senior Center

102 Newtown Road

Groton, CT 06304

Closed Thanksgiving Day and Friday

Open Saturday, Nov. 24, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Closed Sunday

Normal hours, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday

 

Former Simon Lake Elementary School

65 Devonshire Road

Milford, CT 06460

Closed Thanksgiving Day

Open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Nov. 23-24

Closed Sunday

Normal hours, Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 

Long Wharf Campus Gateway Community College

60 Sargent Drive

New Haven, CT 06511

Closed Thanksgiving Day and Friday, Nov. 23

Open Saturday, Nov. 24, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Closed Sunday

Normal hours, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday

 

Department of Police Services

Conference Room

6 Custom Drive

Old Saybrook, CT 06475

Closed Thanksgiving Day

Open Friday and Saturday, Nov. 23-24, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Closed Sunday

Normal hours, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday

 

Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362). For TTY call 800-462-7585.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is the federal government’s primary source of money for the long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property. SBA helps homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes, and private nonprofit organizations fund repairs or rebuilding efforts and covers the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged personal property. These disaster loans cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries and do not duplicate benefits of other agencies or organizations.

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: 
November 21, 2012 - 15:51
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