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On March 1, 2003, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) became part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The primary mission of the Federal Emergency Management Agency is to reduce the loss of life and property and protect the Nation from all hazards, including natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters, by leading and supporting the Nation in a risk-based, comprehensive emergency management system of preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation


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Mold Hazard After Flooding May Return as Weather Warms

WINDSOR, CT - May 13, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The floodwaters may have receded months ago, but mold and mildew – dormant during the winter months -- may reappear in water-damaged homes as the weather warms.

FEMA Offers Free Coastal Construction Guides for Home Builders and Do-It-Yourselfers

WINDSOR, CT - March 6, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Connecticut home builders and skilled do-it-yourselfers undertaking repair and rebuilding projects in the wake of Hurricane Sandy can get detailed guidance from free, comprehensive publications offered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Be Prepared for Severe Weather: Get Flood Insurance and Develop a Disaster Plan

WINDSOR, CT - March 6, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Springtime brings with it the risk of flooding, but flood damage is not covered by homeowner's insurance. Only a policy from the National Flood Insurance Program provides flood insurance, but it takes 30 days to go into effect.

Talk to FEMA Mitigation Experts at Spring Home Show in Hartford This Weekend

WINDSOR, CT - February 28, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Hazard Mitigation experts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be on hand at the Spring Home Show this weekend at the XL Center in downtown Hartford.

FEMA and SBA Registration Deadline is Feb. 12

WINDSOR, CT - February 5, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Homeowners, renters, nonprofits and businesses of all sizes have until Tuesday, Feb. 12 to register for FEMA disaster assistance or apply for disaster loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today.

Learn Rebuilding Techniques at Stores in East Haven, Fairfield and Orange

WINDSOR, CT - December 14, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Outreach teams from FEMA will be at The Home Depot stores in East Haven, Fairfield and Orange this weekend to explain techniques that may reduce potential damage to homes, businesses and property from future storms and flooding

FEMA Teams Offer Home Repair Advice At Local Stores

WALLINGFORD, CT - June 7, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Over the next three weeks, teams of hazard mitigation specialists with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be available at six home improvement stores in Connecticut to provide information and answer residents’ questions about protecting their homes from future disaster damage.

HUD Disaster Assistance Helps Connecticut Homeowners, Renters

WALLINGFORD, CO - May 17, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- As a result of March’s severe storms and flooding, help is available to support the state of Connecticut and its homeowners and low-income renters, according to U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) officials.



Following continued alarming reports of negligence and abuse at homes for developmentally disabled residents, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, committed to introduce legislation to address this issue. The second investigation released today by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services outlined issues in Massachusetts similar to those found in the OIG investigation into Connecticut, which was released on May 24, 2016


Attorney Involved in Scheme that Targeted Distressed Homeowners Sentenced to 30...

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that BRADFORD BARNEYS, 51, of Odenton, Maryland, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to 30 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervise release, for conspiring with Timothy W. Burke in a long-running fraud scheme that targeted distressed homeowners throughout Connecticut. BARNEYS was an attorney licensed to practice in Connecticut and has an office in Bridgeport.