Senator Kissel Praises Governor Rell for Assisting Flood Victims

January 3, 2006

Outreach Centers to Open Tomorrow in Enfield and Wethersfield

State Senator John A. Kissel (R-Enfield) praised Governor M. Jodi Rell today for her continued assistance to victims of the record floods that took place in Connecticut this past October. The Governor has announced that two outreach centers are being opened tomorrow by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in Enfield and Wethersfield . Residents and businesspeople who sustained losses in the floods will be able to apply for low-interest loans as well as speak to SBA officials regarding the application process.

“I would like to offer my praise to Governor Rell for her continued leadership on this matter. Because Governor Rell applied to SBA, those that were impacted by these severe floods will now have the opportunity receive some well needed financial assistance,” said Senator Kissel, who represents Enfield and serves as a Deputy Minority Leader of the State Senate. “I am also very pleased that these outreach centers are being opened, so residents can meet with SBA representatives face to face and provide them with specific instructions.”

The temporary disaster outreach center in Enfield will be located at the Enfield Senior Center at 299 Elm Street . It will be open Mondays through Fridays, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., until further notice. Those that are unable to visit the outreach centers may call the SBA Disaster Assistance National Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (or for the hearing impaired: 1-800-877-8339) to obtain an application.

Senator Kissel is serving his seventh term representing the seventh district communities, which, in addition to Enfield , includes East Granby, Granby , Somers, Suffield, Windsor , and Windsor Locks.