The following is a press release from Connecticut's Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)
As we continue on the path to recovery after Hurricane Sandy, I wanted to remind impacted businesses about resources available to them.
Federal assistance has been made available through FEMA. Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced that those affected in Fairfield, New Haven, Middlesex and New London Counties must register with FEMA by phone or online to receive aid.
- 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 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day.
- To register online, applications may be complete at www.disasterassistance.gov.
- For disaster assistance questions, call the FEMA helpline at1-800-621-3362.
State officials and FEMA are assessing damage in Litchfield, Hartford, Tolland and Windham counties to determine if they will be eligible for aid. Residents and businesses in those counties should dial 2-1-1 or go online at www.211ct.org to report their damage.
The Small Business Administration will be offering loans to homeowners, businesses, and non-profit organizations. You can access a SBA Disaster Assistance online at www.sba.gov/disasteror call the Buffalo call center at 800-659-2955.
Finally, businesses can contact our agency about the financial and technical resources that may be available to them. To talk to a DECD representative call 860-270-8105.