Residents banking on FEMA help after storm

Federal disaster relief officials are heading to southwestern Connecticut to assess the damage caused by a powerful rainstorm earlier this month, and homeowners are hoping

GREENWICH - Federal disaster relief officials are heading to southwestern Connecticut to assess the damage caused by a powerful rainstorm earlier this month, and homeowners are hoping they'll lend a hand.

The Dedekam family, of Greenwich, says they're looking at $150,000 in repairs to their 19th century Victorian farmhouse.

"Sometimes it can be difficult to get the quality and to get the workmanship and get it back to the way it was," says Susan Dedekam. "That's what I want to do, get it back to the way it was."

The Dedekams are hoping that when FEMA officials arrive Monday, they'll agree to provide low-interest loans to pay for repairs not covered by insurance.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Organizers say they are still accepting memorabilia and 1 'Remembering World War I Project' works to preserve history
VIDEO: Crews battle fire at Port Morris recycling 2 VIDEO: Crews battle fire at Port Morris recycling facility
Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim said he is proud 3 Women's NCAA tournement comes to Bridgeport
A Shelton man charged in a deadly hit-and-run 4 Man charged in Shelton hit-and-run appears in court
Parents of 17 Bridgeport middle school students say 5 Parents: Children barred from graduation

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE