Help for East Haddam Businesses and Residents in Wake of Sandy

Information from Craig Mansfield, Emergency Management Director, on sources for assistance after damages caused by Hurricane Sandy.


East Haddam Residents and Business Owners,

You may or may not know, a State website has been set up for STORM SANDY NEWS AND INFORMATION - www.ct.gov/sandy. This website includes information on Federal disaster aid, how to help, up to the minute announcements from the Governor and links to other important disaster recovery information.

Additionally, Governor Malloy announced that FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) are now open in New Haven, Old Saybrook and Groton to assist home owners and businesses affected by Storm Sandy. 

Any individuals or businesses who have suffered losses or damages as a result of Storm Sandy should visit a center and work with the staff there to review the benefits they are entitled to.

Some of the services offered by the DRCs may include:

  • Guidance regarding disaster recovery
  • Clarification of any written correspondence received
  • Housing Assistance and Rental Resource information
  • Answers to questions, resolution to problems and referrals to agencies that may provide further assistance
  • Status of applications being processed by FEMA
  • SBA program information if there is a SBA Representative at the Disaster Recovery Center site

Residents or businesses  who suffered damage or loss 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.  

You can also visit www.disasterassistance.gov/FAQs to get many answers to questions, including what items are covered through theDisaster Assistance program. 

Hours of operation for each of the additional centers:
Monday - Saturday 8AM-8PM
Sunday 10AM- 5PM

Groton Senior Center
102 Newtown Road

Long Wharf Campus Gateway Community College
60 Sargent Drive

Department of Police Services
6 Custom Drive

If the town can be of any assistance or if you have any question, please feel free to call me at 860-873-5103.

Submitted by Craig Mansfield, East Haddam Emergency Management Director


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