FEMA deadline for Sandy relief extended again - WFSB 3 Connecticut

FEMA deadline for Sandy relief extended again

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

The deadline for Federal Emergency Management Agency assistance following Superstorm Sandy has been extended once again.

Gov. Dannel Malloy announced the deadline was extended to Feb. 12.

According to state officials, more than 12,000 Connecticut residents in Fairfield, Middlesex, New Haven and New London counties, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribal Nation have registered for assistance.

And so far, more than $37 million has been approved.

"With more than $37 million in federal aid approved already, there has clearly been a need for assistance for many residents," Malloy said in a statement Thursday. "Extending this deadline will ensure that any resident or business affected by Storm Sandy has ample time to apply for federal aid. We will continue with the recovery process until everyone's life is back to normal."

The money can be used to help homeowners, renters and small business owners.

Small Business Administration has also approved loans to small business owners of more than $26.4 million.

The previous deadline had been extended until Jan. 28. The original deadline was Dec. 31, 2012.

To apply for FEMA aid after Hurricane Sandy, click the following link or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362).

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