Posted on November 16, 2021
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that two FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) opened today in Bridgeport and Greenwich to help Connecticut residents affected by the remnants of Hurricane Ida.
Representatives from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration are available at the center to explain disaster assistance programs, answer questions about FEMA letters and provide literature about repairs and rebuilding to make homes more disaster resistant.
The DRCs are located at:
- Bridgeport: Bridgeport Public Library, 925 Broad St., Bridgeport, CT, 06604 (Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; Noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; and Closed Sunday)
- Greenwich: Glenville Fire Station, 266 Glenville Rd., Greenwich, CT 06831 (Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; Closed Sunday)
Help is still available on Sunday by calling the Disaster Assistance helpline at 800-621-3362 (TTY: 800-462-7585). The toll-free telephone lines operate from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET, seven days a week. If you use a relay service, such as video relay service (VRS), captioned telephone service or others, give FEMA the number for that service.
When you apply for assistance, please have the following information readily available:
- A current phone number where you can be contacted
- Your address at the time of the disaster and the address where you are now staying
- Your Social Security number, if available
- A general list of damage and losses
- If insured, the policy number or the agent and/or the company name
The fastest and easiest way to apply is still by visiting www.disasterassistance.gov.