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FEMA Creating Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers

The regional DRCs will be in Milford, Guilford and Stonington.

The governor's office issued the following press release today regarding ongoing Hurricane Sandy clean up efforts.

Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that FEMA will operate mobile Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Milford, Guilford and Stonington over the next few days to assist homeowners and businesses affected by Storm Sandy.  Previously, Governor Malloy announced the opening of DRCs in Bridgeport, Greenwich, Groton, New Haven and Old Saybrook.

“Registering with FEMA and making your way to one of these centers can be the first step to getting life back to normal for many of our residents,” Governor Malloy said.  “FEMA has already allocated more than $1 million to residents.  I want to urge any individuals or businesses who have suffered losses or damages as a result of Storm Sandy to visit a center and work with the staff there to review the benefits they are entitled to.”

The Governor also announced that Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano approved additional federal assistance to further enhance and expedite debris removal following Storm Sandy.

This additional assistance allows for the reimbursement of straight or regular time salaries and benefits for the employees of municipal and state government who performed disaster-related debris and wreckage removal work for any major disaster or emergency declared by the President on or after October 27, 2012, in response to Hurricane Sandy for up to 30 days.  Usually, DHS declarations like this would only cover overtime, not straight time, for these employees.

“As we continue the recovery effort, I am very appreciative of Secretary Napolitano’s commitment to the State of Connecticut and its residents,” said Governor Malloy.  “As we continue to work to get the state back to normal following this devastating storm, this additional assistance will help our recovery efforts.”

Mobile Disaster Recovery Schedule:

MILFORD

Parsons Government Center (Gymnasium), 70 West River St.

Hours: Monday, November 5, 2012 from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 6 through Sunday, November 11, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

GUILFORD

Guilford Fire HQ (Police Dept), 390 Church St.

Hours: Tuesday, November 6, 2012 from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 7, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, November 8, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

STONINGTON/PAWCATUCK

Social Services Building, 166 South Broad, Pawcatuck

Hours: Friday, November 9, 2012 from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, November 10, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, November 11, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

GROTON

The FEMA Disaster Recovery Center is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday at the Groton Senior Center, located at 102 Newtown Road.

Residents and businesses in Fairfield, New Haven, Middlesex and New London Counties who suffered damage as a result of Storm Sandy are encouraged to register with FEMA before visiting the recovery center by either calling 800-621-FEMA (3362) or by going online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov. For those with speech or hearing disabilities, the TTY number is 800-462-7585.

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