Did your home sustain damage from tropical storm Irene?
If so, you only have until November 3 to file a claim with FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
You need to go online or call FEMA at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) to register.
If you have called 211 or seen Susan George at the Clinton Town Hall, you are not registered with FEMA. When you register with FEMA, you will receive a FEMA application number. This number must be kept for future reference.
Residents of all counties are eligible for FEMA assistance including Fairfield, Hartford, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London, Tolland and Windham.
Who Can Register:
All Connecticut Residents (homeowners, renters) and businesses with damage from Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irene.
Please note: If a resident or business called 2-1-1, provided damage information to their local Emergency Management Director or participated in a FEMA Preliminary Damage assessment --- they are not registered for FEMA assistance (that was data collection only).
Residents and businesses who are not sure of the extent of their damages or who are awaiting insurance coverage information should register.
Once the FEMA registration closes on November 3, 2011, no more registrations will be accepted.
Note: Although businesses are not eligible for FEMA grants – it is recommended that they register through FEMA. By registering with FEMA they will be referred to the Small Business Administration for the Disaster Loan Program and be informed of any other programs that may offer assistance.
How to Register (Apply):
Residents and businesses who were impacted by Hurricane Irene may register for disaster assistance by November 3, 2011 - telephone or on-line.
1) To register by phone, call: 1 -800-621-FEMA (3362). The TTY line for people with speech or hearing disabilities is (800) 462-7585.
2) To register on-line: Applications may also be completed online at www.disasterassistance.gov.
***If residents have disaster assistance questions, they may call the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-3362**
Information to have ready when applying for assistance: Whether applying online OR over the phone, an applicant should have a pen and paper and the following information ready:
- Your Social Security number (Business - EIN)
- Current and pre-disaster address.
- A telephone number where you can be contacted.
- Insurance information.
- Total household annual income (Business- financial information)
- A routing and account number from your bank (only necessary if you want to have disaster assistance funds transferred directly into your bank account)
- A description of your losses that were caused by the disaster.
- Directions to your property.
After you've completed your application for assistance, you will receive a FEMA application number. Write down this number and keep it for future reference.