FEMA will remain open longer

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© The FEMA mobile disaster recovery center in Milford. © The FEMA mobile disaster recovery center in Milford.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is planning to keep its state disaster recovery centers open longer hours to better serve the victims of Hurricane Sandy.

The center have been set up "to answer questions and provide information on the types of assistance available to survivors," according to FEMA officials.

"People who suffered losses can get person-to-person assistance at the centers from specialists skilled in disaster-related subjects," said FEMA in a statement Thursday.

Connecticut disaster recovery centers are located in the following towns:

  • Greenwich
  • Groton
  • New Haven
  • Old Saybrook
  • Milford
  • Bridgeport
  • Norwalk
  • Niantic

All centers are open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. with many of them being open Monday through Saturday.

In addition to FEMA, the Small Business Administration will also be on hand at the state disaster recovery centers.

According to the state, so far more than $2.2 million in federal disaster assistance funds have been approved for Connecticut residents.

With so many shoreline residents out of their homes due to flooding, most of the money will be used to help with housing, list short-term rental assistance and repair costs.

Before storm victims can get help, they first need to register with FEMA. Residents needing to register can do so by calling 1-800-621-3362 or by registering online by clicking here.

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