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2012-12-11 15:10 - News Release

Certain private nonprofit organizations that experienced damage from Hurricane Sandy may qualify for reimbursement of certain costs under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Public Assistance program. The program reimburses government entities, tribal nations and nonprofits for debris removal, emergency protective measures and permanent restoration of disaster-damaged infrastructure to pre-disaster condition.

2012-12-10 16:00 - News Release

WINDSOR, Conn. — The FEMA-state Disaster Recovery Center at the Western Greenwich Civic Center, 449 Pemberwick Road, Room 203, Greenwich, 06831, will close at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 12. When the center closes, FEMA still will be only a mouse-click or a phone call away. Disaster survivors may also go to any other Disaster Recovery Center. For an updated list of DRCs, go to // on the Web or text the letters DRC and your ZIP code to the number 43362.

2012-12-07 22:33 - News Release

WINDSOR, Conn. — The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Public Assistance program is helping Connecticut communities pay for disaster recovery. For Hurricane Sandy, a large percentage of those dollars will be for debris removal and emergency protective measures.

2012-12-06 22:48 - News Release

WINDSOR, Conn. — Public Assistance grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency help Connecticut communities recoup much of the costs for Hurricane Sandy response and recovery.

2012-12-06 22:35 - News Release

WINDSOR, Conn. — Hours for all Connecticut Disaster Recovery Centers change beginning Saturday, Dec. 8. The center in Old Saybrook will close at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8. The schedule is as follows: Now through Friday, Dec.7, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 8, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. After the Old Saybrook Disaster Recovery Center closes and beginning Dec. 10, hours for the remaining centers will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Centers are closed on Sundays. Disaster Recovery Center locations are:

2012-12-05 19:58 - News Release

WINDSOR, Conn. – Federal disaster assistance for Connecticut’s Hurricane Sandy survivors is based on the unique needs and losses of each individual applicant. “FEMA’s goal is to help anyone who suffered damage to receive every bit of assistance we offer,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Albert Lewis of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. “One household may receive more or less than the one next door, but that’s driven by varying needs and damage.”

2012-12-05 19:57 - News Release

WINDSOR, Conn. — Renters in Connecticut counties whose homes and property were damaged by Hurricane Sandy may be eligible for federal disaster assistance. “Sandy did not discriminate between homeowners and renters,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Albert Lewis. “We're here to help everyone who is eligible for assistance, and that definitely includes renters.”

2012-12-04 19:47 - News Release

WINDSOR, Conn. – Outreach teams from FEMA will be at Lowe’s home improvement stores in Milford, New Haven and Orange this weekend to explain techniques that may reduce potential damage to homes, businesses and property from future flooding. Mitigation specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will offer “how-to” information for retrofitting buildings and elevating utilities. Specialists can also provide clean up tips for removing mold and mildew from a storm-damaged home.

2012-12-04 19:44 - News Release

WINDSOR, Conn. — Businesses and nonprofit organizations are discovering a low-interest disaster loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration is a smart business decision. Disaster loans provide funding for private sector recovery and are being used to:  

2012-12-04 19:39 - News Release

WINDSOR, Conn. – Not every Connecticut resident who registered for federal disaster assistance following Hurricane Sandy will qualify for aid. But an appeal process can ensure those affected by the storm will receive all aid to which they are legally eligible. An applicant has 60 days from the day a determination letter arrives to appeal the FEMA decision. To file an appeal, write a letter explaining why the decision about the amount or type of assistance received is not correct. The letter should include any documents supporting the applicant’s claim.