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2012-11-26 14:56 - News Release

WINDSOR, Conn. – FEMA is urging disaster survivors not to miss out on federal assistance they may be entitled to simply because of a missing document or signature. Residents affected by Hurricane Sandy who have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for assistance are now receiving letters explaining the status of their applications. In some cases, applicants are being informed that they are not eligible for aid, but often, that is not the last word on the matter.

2012-11-23 23:27 - News Release

WINDSOR, Conn. – State and local governments and certain nonprofit organizations in three additional Connecticut counties are now eligible to receive federal disaster assistance under the Public Assistance program to supplement state and local response efforts. The counties added to the major disaster declaration issued Oct. 30 are Litchfield, Tolland and Windham. This brings the total to seven counties and two tribal nations included in the Connecticut disaster declaration.

2012-11-23 22:18 - News Release

WINDSOR, Conn. – As recovery from Hurricane Sandy progresses, survivors are receiving grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help pay for getting their lives back together. “It is important for survivors to use this money for their recovery,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Albert Lewis, who is in charge of the FEMA recovery effort in Connecticut.  “With the holidays approaching, don’t be tempted to use some of this money in ways it is not intended to be used. Don’t slow down your recovery; use this money wisely.”

2012-11-21 19:36 - News Release

WINDSOR, Conn. – Hurricanes roll through with strong winds and storm surges that leave an ugly path in their wake. But not all damage is immediate or obvious, so survivors who experienced high winds, flooding or water damage should check their furnaces thoroughly. As cold weather continues, concerns about furnaces include:

2012-11-21 13:12 - News Release

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.

2012-11-20 23:54 - News Release

WINDSOR, Conn. — A FEMA-State Disaster Recovery Center will open in East Haven, Friday, Nov. 23, from noon to 8 p.m. The center will also be open Saturday, Nov. 24, and Monday, Nov. 26, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Disaster Recovery Center will be located at: East Haven Beach House 150 Cosey Beach Ave. East Haven, CT 06512

2012-11-20 23:50 - News Release

WINDSOR, Conn. – An outreach team from FEMA will be at the Home Depot store in Fairfield 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 to help prevent mold and mildew from forming in a storm-damaged home.

2012-11-19 23:51 - News Release

Centro de Recuperación por Desastre es Reubicado, Abre Lunes al Medio Día WINDSOR, Conn. – El Centro de Recuperación por Desastre de FEMA y el Estado en Milford, se trasladará a la antigua escuela elemental Simon Lake. El Centro abrirá al media día, lunes, 19 de noviembre, en la nueva ubicación, y entonces estará abierto de  8 a.m. a 8 p.m. de lunes a sábado. La nueva ubicación es: Simon Lake Elementary School (antigua) 65 Devonshire Rd. Milford, CT 06460

2012-11-19 23:44 - News Release

WINDSOR, Conn. — More than $7.6 million in federal disaster assistance has been approved for Connecticut survivors of Hurricane Sandy. As of close of business Nov. 18:

2012-11-19 23:39 - News Release

WINDSOR, Conn. –A Federal Emergency Management Agency-State of Connecticut Disaster Recovery Center opened Monday, Nov. 19, in Stratford. The Stratford Disaster Recovery Center is located at: Birdseye Municipal Center Stratford Public Health Center 468 Birdseye St. Stratford, CT 06512 Open noon to 8 p.m. Mon., then 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tues., and Wed.