Yesterday, October 4th, the State of CT, Division of Emergency Management/Homeland Security requested input regarding municipal and residential damage to the heavy rains and flooding last week (September 25).
Multiple Counties in the State were impacted by that system and if the cost thresholds are significant enough to apply for FEMA assistance. While there currently appears to be enough damage to apply for assistance to the municipalities, they are trying to determine if the thresholds for household assistance might be met.
When damage occurs from an event such as a hurricane, tornado or severe weather outbreak, information is gathered by the City from a variety of sources to determine the magnitude of damage. This includes information from City departments and agencies, dispatch logs and telephone reports. In addition the City has a web- based damage reporting page which serves as another option for the public to report damage within Norwalk.
Residents who experienced flooding following the September 25 storm are asked to complete the Damage Report Form. Unfortunately, the storm on October 2 was so limited to small pockets with Fairfield County so input from that storm is not requested at this time. The portal for reporting damage for this storm is October 15th.
Completing this online form does not guarantee funding or assistance will be provided to you. City staff may contact you to ask questions or to follow up for more information. If an incident receives a Presidential disaster declaration, you may be asked to fill out required paperwork from assisting agencies, should you request assistance from them. This report only helps determine if the there is enough damage to meet the required State and County thresholds, so all input and assistance is helpful.