Tuesday, March 05, 2024

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FEMA Extends Sandy Storm Help Deadline

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has extended the deadline to register for Storm Sandy disaster assistance from Dec. 31 to Jan. 28.

“With more than $20 million in federal aid approved already, there is clearly a need for many residents for assistance,” said Malloy.

“Extending this deadline will ensure that any resident or business affected by Storm Sandy has ample time to apply for assistance.”

Malloy’s office said about 11,400 Connecticut residents in Fairfield, Middlesex, New Haven, and New London counties, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, and the Mohegan Tribal Nation have registered for federal disaster assistance.

Trees, Wires Down Block Roads and Cause Outages

UPDATE Gusty winds brought down trees and power lines around Westport today, causing scattered power outages.

At 8:05 p.m., CL&P said 55 Westport customers were without power.

Trees came down on Easton Road between North Avenue and Bayberry Lane, Burr Farms Road, Fraser Road, Silent Grove North, Maple Avenue South and Greens Farms Road, and other areas, police and fire officials said.

In some cases they were quickly cleared. In others, there were extended blockages while tree and utility crews cleared the roadways.