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FEMA Opens Disaster Recovery Center in Norwalk

The new centers will be in Norwalk as well as Fairfield and East Lyme.

 

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's office on Friday issued this news release:

Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that three additional FEMA Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will open next week in East Lyme, Fairfield, and Norwalk to assist home owners and businesses affected by Storm Sandy.

“While we are encouraging residents to register with FEMA either online or via telephone, these mobile centers are another resource for individuals looking to access assistance,” said Governor Malloy. 

“If you live in one of the declared counties and you suffered damage from Storm Sandy, register with FEMA and visit one of these centers so we can begin the disaster assistance process.”

So far, more than $2.2 million in federal disaster assistance has been approved to help individuals with disaster expenses in Connecticut.  To date:

  • More than 6,550 Connecticut residents in counties of Fairfield, Middlesex, New Haven, and New London, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribal Nation located within New London County have registered for federal disaster assistance.
  • More than $2.1 million has been approved for housing assistance, including short-term rental assistance and home repair costs.
  • More than $134,000 has been approved to cover other essential disaster-related needs, such as medical and dental expenses and lost personal possessions.
  • More than 600 households have received FEMA grants to help pay for temporary housing.
  • More than 1,400 inspections of damaged properties have been conducted.
  • More than 4,800 disaster loan applications have been issued by the United States Small Business Administration (SBA). Of that number, more than 3,800 are for home loans, with more than 900 applications from businesses.

The locations for the additional mobile DRCs are:

 

NORWALK

Norwalk City Hall

125 East Ave

Thursday, November 15, 2012, 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Friday, November 16, 2012, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Saturday November 17, 2012, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

 

FAIRFIELD

Fairfield Senior Center 

100 Mona Terrace

Monday, November 12, 2012, 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

 

EAST LYME

East Lyme Town Hall

108 Pennsylvania Avenue

Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 15, 2012, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

 

Residents in Fairfield, New Haven, Middlesex and New London Counties and businesses across the state who suffered damage as a result of Storm Sandy are encouraged to register with FEMA before visiting the recovery center by either calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or by going online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov.  For those with speech or hearing disabilities, the TTY number is 1-800-462-7585

In addition, Governor Malloy is encouraging residents seeking additional information on how to apply for the assistance to download the fact sheet available at www.ct.gov/sandy.

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