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FEMA Extends Sandy Assistance Deadline

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File photo of a large tree knocked over by the winds of Superstorm Sandy. (Photo by MEHDI TAAMALLAH/AFP/Getty Images)

File photo of a large tree knocked over by the winds of Superstorm Sandy. (Photo by MEHDI TAAMALLAH/AFP/Getty Images)

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has extended the deadline to register for Superstorm Sandy disaster assistance from January 28 to February 12.

So far more than 37 million dollars in federal disaster assistance has been approved to help Connecticut residents with disaster related expenses.More than 12 thousand residents in Middlesex,new Haven,new London and Fairfield counties, the Mashentucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribal Nation have registered for federal disaster assistance.

More than 10.7 million dollars has been approved for housing assistance , including short-term rental assistance and home repair costs.Over 849 thousand dollars has been approved for other essential disaster-related needs, such as medical and dental expenses and lost personal possessions.More than 26.4 million dollars in Small Business Administration loans have been approved.

Residents and businesses in Middlesex,New Haven, New London and Fairfield counties who suffered damage from Storm sandy can register with FEMA by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or visiting their website at http://www.DisasterAssistance.gov.For those with speech or hearing disabilities, the TTY number is 1-800-462-7585.

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