The following is a press release from FEMA:
Homeowners, renters, nonprofits and businesses of all sizes have until Tuesday, Feb. 12 to register for FEMA disaster assistance or apply for disaster loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announcedtoday.
Residents of New Haven, Fairfield, Middlesex and New London counties, as well as the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan Tribal Nations within New London County, are eligible toapply for assistance with Hurricane Sandy-related losses.
Survivors can also register, checkstatus of applications or receive other assistance by calling FEMA at 800-621-3362, from 7 a.m.to 10 p.m. Eastern, seven days a week. The TTY number is 800-462-7585. Multilingual operators are available.
Registering for disaster assistance with other agencies or organizations does not registersurvivors for FEMA disaster assistance. Having FEMA flood insurance does not registerpolicyholders for FEMA disaster assistance, nor does it disqualify anyone from applying forassistance. Flood insurance claims are handled separately.
More SBA disaster loan information may be obtained by calling SBA's Customer Service Centerat 800-659-2955 (TTY users, call 800-877-8339) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern, and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
So far, more than 12,000 Connecticut residents have registered for state and federal assistanceand assistance approved is more than $41.5 million. Of that total is nearly $30 million in low-interest disaster loans through the SBA.
Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has beendiscriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-3362. For TTY, call 800-462-7585.