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Feds: More than 7,000 in Connecticut seeking storm help

Associated Press

Publication: theday.com

Published November 13. 2012 7:00AM   Updated November 13. 2012 7:36AM

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Federal officials say more than 7,000 property owners in Connecticut have applied for help to recover from Superstorm Sandy.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded about $4 million for state residents forced out of their homes by the storm that pounded the Northeast on Oct. 29.

The Connecticut Post reports that FEMA spokeswoman Rita Egan said Monday agency workers have received applications from 7,271 property owners statewide. Most applications were from residents in hard-hit shoreline towns in Fairfield and New Haven counties.

Egan says about 3,466 applicants have asked for home inspections and about 2,000 have been completed by the agency's field workers.

Of the nearly $4 million in FEMA awards approved by Monday, all but about $200,000 were for housing assistance.

The remainder was for personal property loss.

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