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Connecticut Disaster Recovery Centers’ Hours Change, New Haven DRC to Close

Release date: 
November 30, 2012
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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.

Survivors can register online anytime day or night at, or with a smartphone or other Web-enabled device at Survivors can also register by phone anytime by calling FEMA at 800-621-3362. The TTY number is 800-462-7585. Multilingual operators are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Wait for the English message to finish to reach the multilingual operators.

Homeowners or renters who suffered damages in counties designated for federal individual disaster assistance can visit any of the centers.

The following centers are now open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday; from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and closed Sundays.

Housatonic Community College

900 Lafayette Blvd.

Bridgeport, CT 06604


Western Greenwich Civic Center

Room 203

449 Pemberwick Road

Greenwich, CT 06381


Groton Senior Center

102 Newtown Road

Groton, CT 06304


Department of Police Services

Conference Room

6 Custom Drive

Old Saybrook, CT 06475


Senior Center

100 Mona Terrace

Fairfield, CT 06824


Simon Lake Elementary School (former)

65 Devonshire Road

Milford, CT 06460


Norwalk City Hall

125 East Ave.

Norwalk, CT 06851

The deadline to register is Dec. 31. Registering for disaster assistance with other agencies or organizations does not register survivors for FEMA disaster assistance. Having FEMA flood insurance does not register policyholders for disaster assistance; flood insurance claims are handled separately.

Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-3362. For TTY, call 800-462-7585.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is the federal government’s primary source of money for the long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property. SBA helps homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes, and a private nonprofit organization fund repairs or rebuilding efforts and covers the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged personal property. These disaster loans cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries and do not duplicate benefits of other agencies or organizations.

FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

Last Updated: 
January 3, 2018 - 12:10