Storm Sandy News and Information

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HOW TO APPLY FOR FEDERAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE:

Individuals, businesses, non-profits, and municipalities in Fairfield, Middlesex, New Haven and New London counties who suffered damage as a result of Storm Sandy may be eligible for federal disaster assistance. 

Residents must register with FEMA by February 12, 2013.

Download this useful fact sheet for information on how Connecticut residents can apply for this assistance:  PDF Download

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

February 22: Gov. Malloy: Storm Sandy Aid Tops $50 Million

January 31: Gov. Malloy: Storm Sandy Aid Tops $40 Million

January 24: Gov. Malloy: FEMA Registration Deadline Extended to February 12 for Storm Sandy Assistance

January 15: Joint Statement from Governors Christie, Cuomo and Malloy Regarding House of Representatives Action on Disaster Aid Bill

January 7: Gov. Malloy: Storm Sandy Aid Tops $28 Million

December 28: Joint Letter from Governors Cuomo, Christie and Malloy to House of Representatives on Sandy Aid Package

December 23: Gov. Malloy: FEMA Deadline Extended to January 28

December 12: PURA Schedules Public Hearings on Storm Sandy Response

December 6: Gov. Malloy: Deadline to Register for Storm Sandy Disaster Assistance is December 31

December 4: Gov. Malloy: Residents Can Begin Applying for Temporary Job Opportunities to Assist with Sandy Recovery Efforts

November 29: Joint Statement from Governors Cuomo and Malloy on Working Together for Federal Aid After Hurricane Sandy

November 29: Gov. Malloy Will Seek $3.2 Billion from the Federal Government for Infrastructure Improvements

November 19: Gov. Malloy: FEMA Assistance to Individuals Tops $7.6 Million for Storm Sandy

November 16: Gov. Malloy: Conn. Receives $1.8m Grant to Hire Dislocated Workers for Sandy Recovery Efforts

November 14: Gov. Malloy: FEMA to Operate Fixed Disaster Recovery Centers in Milford and Norwalk

November 13: Gov. Malloy: Special Incentives Available to Assist Those Facing Energy-Related Reconstruction Costs from Storm Sandy

November 9: Gov. Malloy: FEMA to Open Additional Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers in East Lyme, Fairfield and Norwalk

November 8: Gov. Malloy Announces SNAP Replacement Benefits for Connecticut Residents Impacted by Storm Sandy

November 6: Gov. Malloy Releases Fact Sheet on How to Apply for Storm Sandy Disaster Assistance

November 5: Gov. Malloy Orders Extension of Practice Provision for Physical Therapist Assistant Candidates

November 5: Gov. Malloy: FEMA to Operate Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers in Milford, Guilford and Stonington

November 3: Gov. Malloy: FEMA Opens Additional Disaster Recovery Centers in New Haven, Old Saybrook and Groton

November 2: Gov. Malloy Announces Bridgeport and Greenwich Disaster Recovery Centers Open

November 2: Gov. Malloy: New Haven Rail Line Branch Service to Resume Monday

November 2: Gov. Malloy Signs Order Allowing Propane Tanks to be Filled by Alternate Distributors

November 2: Gov. Malloy: Be Aware of Disaster Assistance Scams, Especially Related to FEMA

November 1: Gov. Malloy: Service on Main New Haven Rail Line Resumes Friday Morning

November 1: Gov. Malloy Announces Simplified Process for Immediate Repair and Rebuilding of Seawalls, Bulkheads, in Coastal Areas

November 1: Gov. Malloy Announces Insurers Cannot Impose Hurricane Deductibles in Connecticut

November 1: Gov. Malloy: President Obama Approves Additional Federal Assistance

November 1: Today: Gov. Malloy Holds Media Availability With US Secretary of Homeland Security Napolitano; Visits National Guard Troops in East Hartford; Holds Media Briefing on Storm Recovery Efforts

October 31: Gov. Malloy Announces No Fares for Connecticut Metro-North Commuters this Thursday and Friday

October 31: Gov. Malloy Signs Executive Order to Extend Property Tax Filing Deadline

October 31: DPH Announces Boil Water Advisories in Public Drinking Water Systems

October 31: Gov. Malloy Releases Aerial Photos & Video of Storm Damage Along Connecticut Shoreline

October 31: Gov. Malloy: Residents Seeking Federal Assistance Must Register With FEMA

October 31: Today: Gov. Malloy Visits Shoreline Towns in Southeastern Connecticut

October 30: Gov. Malloy: All State Employees Should Return to Work Wednesday

October 30: Wednesday: Gov. Malloy Updates Media on Storm Recovery; Visits Shoreline Towns in Southeastern Connecticut

October 30: Gov. Malloy Statement on President Obama's Expedited Disaster Declaration for Connecticut

October 30: Update #3 to Gov. Malloy's Tuesday Schedule

October 30: Update #2 to Gov. Malloy's Tuesday Schedule

October 30: Updates to Gov. Malloy's Tuesday Schedule

October 30: Today: Gov. Malloy Travels State To Assess Damage, Updates Media On Impact Of Hurricane Sandy

October 30: Gov. Malloy Lifts Travel Ban Effective Immediately

October 29: Gov. Malloy Directs Non-Essential State Employees Not to Report to Work Tuesday

October 29: Gov. Malloy to Brief the Media on Urgent Basis at 9:15 at State EOC

October 29: Gov. Malloy Orders Local Officials on Shoreline Towns from Greenwich to Old Saybrook to "High Alert"

October 29: Tuesday: Gov. Malloy Updates Media on Impact of Hurricane Sandy

October 29: Gov. Malloy Signs Four Executive Orders to Assist Hurricane Sandy Recovery Efforts

October 29: Gov. Malloy Orders Road Closures

October 29: Gov. Malloy Orders Extension of All Motor Vehicle Deadlines & Expiration Dates

October 28: Gov. Malloy Statement on Approval by President Obama of Pre-Landfall Emergency Declaration

October 28: Gov. Malloy Orders Voter Registration Deadline Extended to Thursday at 8PM

October 28: Monday: Gov. Malloy Updates Media on Impact of Hurricane Sandy

October 28: Gov. Malloy Orders All Non-Essential State Employees Not to Report to Work Monday

October 28: Gov. Malloy Requests President Obama Declare a Pre-Landfall Emergency in Connecticut

October 27: Gov. Malloy to Fully Activate State Emergency Operations Center 8AM Sunday

October 27: Gov. Malloy Signs Declaration of Emergency

October 26: Gov. Malloy to Partially Activate the State Emergency Operations Center at 8AM Saturday

October 26: Today: Gov. Malloy to be Briefed by State and Utility Officials on Preparedness for Hurricane Sandy

October 25: Gov. Malloy Encourages Residents to Monitor Hurricane Sandy and to be Prepared

  

HOW TO HELP:

Volunteering: The Connecticut Red Cross is asking interested volunteers to email ctvol@ctredcross.org with their phone number and email address. The Red Cross will then contact them with further information about how they can help out.

Blood Donations: The Red Cross is reporting a shortfall of more than 7,000 blood donations in the Northeast.  To find the location closest to your home if you're interested in donating blood, please call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org.

Monetary Donations: The United Way has created a Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund to address the near-term and long-term recovery needs of individuals, families and communities along the Eastern Seaboard that were impacted by Hurricane Sandy’s devastation.

Persons interested in donating to charitable solicitations for hurricane recovery efforts are encouraged to review “Tips for Giving in Times of Crisis” available online from Charity Navigator in order to avoid charities fraud.  Charity Navigator has also prepared a webpage specific to Hurricane Sandy with tips for making smart giving decisions in the wake of the storm, as well as a list of highly-rated charities responding.

 

HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS TIPS:

Tips to prepare before, during and after a hurricane

Sign up for CT's emergency alert notification system

 

SHELTERS:

For information on available shelters throughout Connecticut, call 2-1-1 or visit www.211ct.org

 

PUBLIC HEALTH:

CT Dept. of Public Health Important Hurricane Sandy Information

List of Public Drinking Water Systems Under Boil Water Advisory

 

CONSUMER PROTECTION

Gov. Malloy: Be Aware of Disaster Assistance Scams, Especially Related to FEMA

Reports of suspected profiteering or unconscionably excessive pricing of gasoline or other fuels can be made to the Department of Consumer Protection by emailing dcp.foodandstandards@ct.gov.  Please include the business name, its location, and the prices you observed. Reports can also be made to the Department’s Hotline at 1-800-842 2649 and at 860-713-6160.

 

INSURANCE RESOURCES:

Connecticut Insurance Department useful resources for consumers on Sandy

 

LABOR INFORMATION

The CT Department of Labor has extended their TeleBenefits filing hours until 6pm on Wednesday (October 31), Thursday (November 1) and Friday (November 2).  Visit the Department of Labor's website for more information.

 

STATE PARKS, BEACHES & CAMPGROUNDS:

Continually updated information regarding the status of all state parks, beaches and campgrounds can be found on the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection website.

 

ELECTRIC UTILITY INFORMATION:

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STATE GOVERNMENT OFFICE CLOSURE ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Latest announcements on state office building closures

Gov. Malloy: All State Employees Should Return to Work Wednesday

 

SOCIAL MEDIA:

Twitter - Office of Governor Dannel P. Malloy: @GovMalloyOffice

Twitter - CT Department of Emergency Service and Public Protection: @CTDEMHS

Twitter - Connecticut Red Cross: @CTRedCross

Twitter - Connecticut Light & Power: @CTLightandPower

Twitter - United Illuminating: @UnitedIllum

Twitter - Northeast Utilities: @NEUtilities

Twitter - CT Insurance Department: @CIDNews