June 21st, 2007 06:17 EST
Mobile Disaster Recovery Center Coming to Groton and Willimantic
WINDSOR, Conn. -- To help meet the needs of Connecticut residents affected by the mid-April storms and flooding, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency is opening a Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (MDRC) in Groton and Willimantic. The Center provides a location where individuals affected by the storm can talk face-to-face with disaster recovery specialists.
Before visiting the MDRC, you should begin the disaster aid application process by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585 for the hearing- and speech-impaired. Operators are standing by at both numbers between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily. Individuals can also register for assistance online at www.fema.gov.
Anyone with questions about disaster loans can visit the SBA in the Disaster Recovery Center or call the SBA Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955. Online information: www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance.
Representatives from local, state and federal agencies will staff the MDRC. The SBA will have representatives available to help with the disaster loan application process. The MDRC will be open as follows:
June 22, 23, 25
June 29, 30 and July 2
Town Police Station
Emergency Communications Center
68 Groton Long Point Road
Groton, CT 06340
June 26, 27, 28Windham Middle School
July 3, 5, 6
123 Quarry Street
Willimantic, CT 06226
The hours of operation for the MDRC in both locations are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Connecticut counties where individual assistance is available are: Litchfield, Hartford, Windham, New London, Middlesex, New Haven and Fairfield
FEMA coordinates the federal government's role in preparing for, preventing, mitigating the effects of, responding to, and recovering from all domestic disasters, whether natural or man-made, including acts of terror.