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Connecticut gets $5 million in federal disaster assistance for victims of Irene

Hartford - Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Monday that more than $5 million in federal disaster assistance funds have been approved to help Connecticut residents affected by Tropical Storm Irene.

To date 6,345 people have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and disaster inspectors have completed 3,675 inspections, state officials said. Residents have until Nov. 3 to register with FEMA and begin the disaster assistance process.

The aid includes $4.8 million to help homeowners and renters repair damage to their primary residence not covered by insurance, rent temporary housing and replace destroyed homes.

Another $281,814 in Federal Other Needs Assistance grants went to help pay for items such as disaster-related medical and dental costs; household items, tools required for work and necessary educational materials, clean-up items, disaster-damaged primary vehicles and moving and storage expenses. Individuals can register with FEMA online at or by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362).


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