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.