FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers to Open

Several centers are opening up around the state on Thursday.

Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster recovery centers will be opening in every county of the state on Thursday to help homeowners and businesses affected by Tropical Storm Irene.

“These centers provide an opportunity to get answers to any questions you might have with regard to federal disaster assistance and assistance with application preparation,” Gov. Dannel Malloy said in a news release.

All the centers will open at noon on Thursday. After Thursday, the regular hours will be Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

State and federal disaster recovery specialists, as well as people from the Small Business Administration, will provide information and answer questions about disaster assistance programs.

If you have damage or losses from the storm, register with FEMA before visiting the recovery center by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362), going online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov, or by using any PDA device at m.fema.gov. For those with speech or hearing disabilities, the TTY number is 800-462-7585.

Residents who have already provided damage information to their towns, FEMA, state officials or 2-1-1 must still register with FEMA.

The local DRC sites include:

Fairfield County

Western Greenwich Civic Center, 449 Pemberwick Road, Greenwich

Hartford County

Tunxis Community College, 271 Scott Swamp Road, Farmington

Litchfield County

Torrington Fire Headquarters, 111 Water St., Torrington

Middlesex County

Department of Police Services, 6 Custom Drive, Old Saybrook

New Haven County

Gateway Community College, 88 Bassett Road, North Haven

High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road, Orange

New London County

Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton

Tolland County

Community Center, 10 South Eagleville Road, Storrs-Mansfield

Windham County

Quinebaug Valley Community College, 742 Upper Maple St., Danielson

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