FEMA to assess southwestern CT storm damage

Financial help could soon be on the way for residents hurt in what is being called the worst flooding in Connecticut in 20 years.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) members set up Thursday in Hartford and will be in the area Monday. Southwestern Connecticut was pounded by Sunday's heavy rain, leading to serious flooding in almost every community. Roads were washed out, basements flooded and backyards turned into ponds.

Governor Jodi Rell wants Connecticut declared a "major disaster" in order to qualify for federal relief. If that happens, communities could get up to 75 percent reimbursement for storm-related damage.

Individuals and local businesses affected by the storm could also apply.Mayor Dick Moccia (R-Norwalk) advises residents and business owners to document damages in writing and with photographs as proof.

Click here to see user-submitted photos of flooding

Related InformationFEMA800-621-FEMA (3362)

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