Senator Kissel Encourages Flood Victims to Contact Local Town Halls

October 18, 2005

Municipalities to Survey Damage in Preparation for Request for Federal Aid

State Senator John A. Kissel (R-Enfield) today encouraged people in his district to contact their local town halls to report any flooding or damage incurred due to the heavy rain and wind over the last week. Yesterday,
Governor M. Jodi Rell asked that the state’s cities and towns begin compiling damage assessments from last week’s storms in preparation for a request for federal disaster relief aid. Senator Kissel represents seven towns in North Central Connecticut, which was one of the hardest hit areas in the state.

“Many people, particularly in Enfield and Somers, experienced terrible flooding over this past weekend. Our towns
and our state need to work hand in hand now to help our friends and neighbors recover from this disaster,” said Senator Kissel.

“Many citizens have already called my office and we have been helping them. People should also contact their local municipal leaders who should already be compiling estimates of the costs of any storm damage to both residential areas and businesses,” said Senator Kissel.

Senator Kissel also noted that constituents should contact their insurance companies as soon as possible.

“I would like to encourage homeowners, renters, and local businesses alike to file claims with their insurance companies as well, if they have not already done so. Of course if anybody has any further questions or concerns, I would ask them to please contact my office at (860) 240-8800 and I will be happy to assist them.”

Senator Kissel is a Deputy Minority Leader and is in his seventh term representing the seventh district communities of Enfield, East Granby, Granby, Somers, Suffield, Windsor, and Windsor Locks.