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2012-12-03 13:44 - News Release

WINDSOR, Conn. – The FEMA-State Disaster Recovery Center at the Department of Police Services, 6 Custom Drive, Old Saybrook, will close at 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec 8. Help is still available for residents with damage from Hurricane Sandy.  Register online or through the FEMA Helpline call center. The deadline to register is Dec. 31.

2012-12-03 13:40 - News Release

WINDSOR, Conn. – The FEMA-State Disaster Recovery Center at the Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton, will close at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5. Help is still available for residents with damage from Hurricane Sandy.  Register online or through the FEMA Helpline call center. The deadline to register is Dec. 31.

2012-12-01 17:02 - News Release

WINDSOR, Conn. - Some survivors of Hurricane Sandy are discovering that getting turned down for a low-interest disaster loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration may lead to other forms of assistance. "In most cases, referral to these resources is automatic if SBA rejects your loan application," said Federal Coordinating Officer Albert Lewis of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. "But applicants who don't return their applications to SBA close the door on these resources."

2012-11-30 23:46 - News Release

WINDSOR, Conn. – Hours of operation for the FEMA-State Disaster Recovery Centers in Connecticut have changed and the center at Gateway Community College, Long Wharf Campus, New Haven, will close Saturday, Dec. 1, at 5 p.m.

2012-11-30 20:58 - News Release

WINDSOR, Conn. — Connecticut residents who had damage from Hurricane Sandy have only 30 days left to register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The deadline to register for disaster assistance is Monday, Dec. 31.

2012-11-30 19:01 - News Release

WINDSOR, Conn. – Hurricane Sandy survivors are putting low-interest disaster loans to good use. The loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration are being used to: • Make home repairs not covered by insurance;• Replace clothing, appliances and vehicles;• Make improvements to reduce the risk of future damage; and• Refinance existing liens or mortgages on homes.

2012-11-29 22:30 - News Release

WINDSOR, Conn. – An outreach team from FEMA will be at Home Depot stores in Norwalk, Bridgeport and Stratford 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.

2012-11-29 20:17 - News Release

WINDSOR, Conn. – FEMA and the state of Connecticut invite residents affected by Hurricane Sandy to follow them on Twitter to stay up-to-date about ongoing recovery efforts. The Twitter channels @FEMARegion1 and @FEMASandy feature FEMA’s most recent mission-related information.

2012-11-27 19:26 - News Release

WINDSOR, Conn. – Hurricane Sandy survivors receiving Social Security or other government aid have no cause for concern when it comes to how disaster assistance might affect their benefits. Disaster assistance grants are not taxable income and will not affect eligibility for Social Security, Medicaid, medical waiver programs, welfare assistance, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, food stamps, Supplemental Security Income or Social Security Disability Insurance.

2012-11-26 15:00 - News Release

WINDSOR, Conn. – A Disaster Recovery Center operated by the State of Connecticut and the Federal Emergency Management Agency will open at noon, Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Norwalk City Hall, 125 East Ave., Norwalk, CT 06851. The center will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28, through Saturday, Dec.1. Specialists from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration will be on hand at the center to answer questions and provide information on the types of assistance available to survivors.