Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today is reminding residents, businesses, non-profits, cities and towns in the four counties declared a federal disaster area from damages wrought by Hurricane Sandy that they must register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency before they can seek federal disaster aid.
The four counties are Fairfield, New Haven, Middlesex and New London.
To register by phone, call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). The TTY line for people with speech or hearing disabilities is 1-800-462-7585. The line is open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., daily.
To register online, applications can be completed at www.disasterassistance.gov.
“This declaration will bring much-needed financial assistance to residents who were impacted by Hurricane Sandy,” said Governor Malloy. “But it is critical to note that you must register with FEMA to begin the process of accessing possible federal assistance. We will continue to work to get the rest of the counties in the state declared.”
If residents have disaster assistance questions, they can call the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-3362.
In the coming days, state officials and FEMA will be conducting damage assessments to determine if additional counties are eligible for assistance. Residents and businesses in the non-declared counties ---- Litchfield, Hartford, Tolland and Windham --- should dial 211 or go online at www.211ct.org to report their damage.