WINDSOR, Conn. -- Less than two weeks remain for Connecticut residents to apply for federal disaster assistance to help recover from Tropical Storm Irene, according to the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011 is the deadline to apply.
“Residents and businesses have little more than one week left to register with FEMA to determine if they are eligible for federal disaster assistance as a result of Tropical Storm Irene,” Governor Malloy said. “FEMA cannot begin the disaster assistance process until you register.” Applicants will receive a nine-digit registration number, verifying their registration is complete.
To verify registration or to apply, call 1-800-621-3362/TTY: 1-800-462-7585. Multilingual operators are available from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week. To register or verify registration online, visit www.DisasterAssistance.gov. By smart phone or tablet, go to m.fema.gov. To access Video Relay Service, call 1-800-621-3362.
Electronic funds transfer is available for direct deposit of disaster assistance funding.
“Electronic funds transfer is an option for having federal disaster assistance funds deposited into your bank account,” said FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Stephen M. DeBlasio Sr.
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