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Below are very helpful contacts for all kinds of situations: where to find a house rental, emergency weather info and more!
Useful Web Resources for Disaster Assistance and Information
There is a wealth of information at the Federal Emergency Management Agency website, www.ready.gov, to help you and your business prepare for, protect against, and recover from future disasters. Included on the site is a comprehensive Business Continuity Planning Suite at www.ready.gov/business-continuity-planning-suite.
The following are some other useful websites:
www.fema.gov provides a general overview of the agency’s programs, types of disaster assistance and links to other important sources of information. For those with a web-enabled mobile device, tablet or smartphone, go to m.fema.gov.
www.ct.gov/demhs/site/default.asp is a link to the Connecticut Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security website.
www.ct.gov/ctalert/site/default.asp is a link to the Connecticut Emergency Alerting and Notification System where you can sign up for location based emergency email, phone or text alerts.
www.sba.gov/content/disaster-assistance is a link to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s disaster assistance information. The administrator of the SBA has the authority to make an administrative declaration provided the damage meets SBA's criteria in the absence of a FEMA declaration.
www.weather.gov/ is the site of the National Weather Service which provides weather alerts and forecasts.
www.fema.gov/rebuild/recover/dec_guide.shtm describes the process which can lead to a Presidential Disaster Declaration.
www.fema.gov/disaster-assistance-available-fema is a link to sites and information on the types of Individual Assistance available.
www.cthousingsearch.org/Resources.html helps Connecticut residents search available rentals by price and location.
www.disasterassistance.gov/disaster-information/moving-forward/your-homeoffers information and guidance for homeowners rebuilding after a disaster.
www.fema.gov/public-assistance-local-state-tribal-and-non-profit is a link to resources on Public Assistance programs.
Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362). For TTY call 800-462-7585.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is the federal government’s primary source of money for the long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property. SBA helps homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes, and private non-profit organizations fund repairs or rebuilding efforts and covers the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged personal property. These disaster loans cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries and do not duplicate benefits of other agencies or organizations.
FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards
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