FEMA Opens Greenwich Office; Metro-North Fares Waived Friday

November 1, 2012

Despite the incredible challenges brought to our community by Hurricane Sandy, I would like to share two important developments with you tonight.
First, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will shortly be setting up a recovery center in the Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center, which is also currently being used as an emergency shelter for those without power or whose homes have been damaged.
FEMA officials will work with homeowners and business owners to register damage and process applications for federal assistance. Because Connecticut has been declared a federal disaster area, state residents can apply for federal funding to make repairs.
If you have suffered damage to your home or business, I encourage you to register with FEMA by phone or online. This necessary step can be taken by calling the toll-free phone number 1-800-621-3362 (or 1-800-462-7582 for those with hearing or speech impairments). This line will be open seven days a week from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. You may also register online at www.disasterassistance.gov.

Second, Governor Dannel Malloy has also waived all rail fares for Metro-North rail service meaning that this transportation between Stamford and Grand Central will be free on Friday, November 2nd.
I wanted to share these two important developments with you this evening and will continue to keep you updated on the continuing progress toward complete power restoration and recovery.