HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The last disaster center still operating in Connecticut to help residents and businesses affected by Tropical Storm Irene will soon be closing.

Operated by the federal Small Business Administration, the disaster loan outreach center in East Haven, at the town beach on Cosey Beach Road, is scheduled to close on Thursday, Oct. 13.

Seven other centers closed last week.

State Sen. Len Fasano, a Republican from North Haven who lost a business in the Aug. 28 storm, said the office is closing
prematurely and many East Haven residents have not finished the recovery process. The Cosey Beach area hit hard by the storm.

Residents and businesses that suffered damage have until Nov. 3 to register for assistance. They can register online or call the Federal Emergency Management Agency at 1-800-621-FEMA.


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