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News: Connecticut Hurricane Sandy

November 17, 2012
News Release
WINDSOR, Conn. – Hurricane survivors who receive a loan application from the U.S. Small Business Administration after registering for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency need to complete and return it. The application deadline is Dec. 31, 2012.
November 17, 2012
News Release
WINDSOR, Conn. – The FEMA-State Disaster Recovery Center in Milford will relocate to the former Simon Lake Elementary School. The center will open at noon, Monday, Nov. 19, in the new location, and then will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday. The new location is: Simon Lake Elementary School (former) 65 Devonshire Rd. Milford, CT 06460. There are two Disaster Recovery Centers in the city of Fairfield.
November 17, 2012
News Release
WINDSOR, Conn. – An outreach team from FEMA will be at the Lowe’s home improvement store in Milford this weekend to explain techniques that may reduce potential damage to homes, businesses and property from future flooding. Specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will offer “how-to” information for retrofitting buildings and elevating utilities. They will also provide clean-up tips to help prevent mold and mildew. The FEMA team will be at the Lowe’s store at 311 Old Gate Lane in Milford from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17 and Sunday, Nov. 18.
November 17, 2012
News Release
WINDSOR, Conn. – Hurricane Sandy survivors who have already registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency are urged to keep in touch with the agency, especially if they have been displaced by the disaster. Survivors who have registered for assistance should keep their contact information current to ensure timely delivery of important assistance updates.
November 17, 2012
News Release
WINDSOR, Conn. – The FEMA-State Disaster Recovery Centers in Connecticut will now be open later to give survivors more time to visit one of the centers. Specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration are on hand at the centers to answer questions and provide information on the types of assistance available to survivors. People who suffered losses can get person-to-person assistance at the centers from specialists skilled in disaster-related subjects.
November 15, 2012
News Release
WINDSOR, Conn. – Las subvenciones de FEMA están ayudando a miles de familias en Connecticut a recuperarse del Huracán Sandy, pero usted podría tener vecinos, amigos o miembros de la familia que no se han registrado para asistencia por desastre con la Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias. Conceptos erróneos comunes sobre el registro los pudo haber disuadido de registrarse.
November 15, 2012
News Release
HARTFORD, Conn. – Equipos profesionales de recuperación por desastre del gobierno federal están llegando a los residentes de Connecticut a lo largo de la costa afectada para asegurarse que los sobrevivientes sepan que ayuda está disponible y como conseguirla.
November 15, 2012
News Release
WINDSOR, Conn. – Disaster assistance for people who experienced damage or loss from Hurricane Sandy begins with the first step – registering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Registration opens the way to FEMA grants, Disaster Unemployment Assistance, low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, and other state and federal aid for eligible applicants. Community Relations specialists are in the Milford area this week to explain available programs and assist people with the registration process if needed.
November 15, 2012
News Release
WINDSOR, Conn.—Hurricane Sandy survivors should be alert to the possibility of fraudulent  building contractors and other con artists angling to get their hands on some of the state and federal recovery dollars survivors have received in disaster assistance. Asking just a few questions can save survivors a lot of heartache. The most common post-disaster fraud practices include fraudulent building contractors, phony housing inspectors, bogus pleas for disaster donations, and fake offers of state or federal aid.
November 13, 2012
News Release
WINDSOR, Conn. – FEMA grants are helping thousands of Connecticut families recover from Hurricane Sandy, but you might have neighbors, friends or family members who have not registered for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Common misconceptions about registration may have discouraged them from registering.