October 30, 2021

FEMA: President Biden Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Connecticut

FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Connecticut to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the remnants of Hurricane Ida during the period of Sept. 1-2, 2021.

The President’s action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Fairfield and New London counties, including the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribal Nation.

Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

Robert V. Fogel has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected areas. Fogel said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further assessments.

You can apply for disaster assistance at DisasterAssistance.gov, by calling 800.621.3362, or by using the FEMA mobile app. If you use a relay service, such as a videophone, InnoCaption, or CapTel, give FEMA the number for that service.

This post was originally published here.