WINDSOR, Conn. — A U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Outreach Center will replace the FEMA-state Disaster Recovery Center at the former Simon Lake Elementary School, 65 Devonshire Road, Milford, CT, 06460.
The FEMA Disaster Recovery Center’s final hours will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Friday, Dec. 21, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 22.
FEMA will still be available to help residents recover from Sandy. The FEMA helpline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at 800-621-3362, to register for assistance, ask questions about an application or update contact information so FEMA knows how to reach you. For TTY, call 800-462-7585.
The SBA center will open in the same location at 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 24. Hours for the SBA Center are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Homeowners, business owners and renters who had damage from Hurricane Sandy in one of the Connecticut counties designated for Individual Assistance should register for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
If an applicant receives an application for a low-interest disaster loan from SBA as part of the registration package from FEMA, it is important this application be completed and returned. No survivor is required to take out an SBA loan, but completion of the SBA application may make the applicant eligible for further FEMA assistance.
Survivors can register online anytime day or night at www.DisasterAssistance.gov, or with a smartphone or other Web-enabled device at m.fema.gov. Survivors can also register or ask questions by phone anytime 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. Wait for the English message to finish to reach multilingual operators.
Registering for disaster assistance with other agencies or organizations does not register survivors for FEMA disaster assistance. Having FEMA flood insurance does not register policyholders for disaster assistance; flood insurance claims are handled separately.