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FEMA Offers Aid to Most in Need

Branford's Fire explorers and other volunteers deliver aid items to those most in need.

Last night at 5 p.m., FEMA supplies like water, batteries and MRE (Meal Ready to Eat) were delivered to Branford's most needy after more than 80 hours of being in the dark since Tropical Storm Irene wrecked havoc across the East Coast. , which serves as a distribution point for the items but not a dispensary, had volunteer employees deliver the aid items to citizens that are home-bound or who could not travel to get items themselves following the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene. Branford Fire Explorers also worked to deliver items.

Captain Rick Hart of the Branford Fire Department noted that crews were able to deliver FEMA supplies to about 200 people in need for two days. Items were delivered to people who are normally served by the , the and other senior housing facilities.

There supplies for about 300 more residents as well, reported Hart. As the town waits for the to move forward, they will distribute aid to those most in need.

Those with health needs and inability to travel to get supplies can call 203-315-3914. People who can drive but still need assistance can go to the to receive a cooked meal daily noon to 7 p.m.

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