December 1, 2017
In the aftermath of hurricane Maria, which made landfall in Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017, many individuals and families have taken refuge on the mainland.
Some evacuees have support systems already in place with family members, however many do not and need housing, employment, integration into school districts, and the basic needs. Connecticut is one of the states that has opened its doors to the citizens of Puerto Rico.
December 8, 2015
On November 10th, three years after Super Storm Sandy devastated much of Connecticut’s shoreline, Debby, a cancer survivor with mounting medical bills, moved back into her repaired and elevated home in Milford.
“It had been a very trying time. I didn’t think I would ever be able to return home; and quite frankly, I did not know how I would ever recover. But, thanks to assistance I received, I am home!”
By Jill Dion on November 9, 2015
The Milford Mirror.
Debby Dinan is finally back home three years after Superstorm Sandy hit, but she says there are still a lot of people working through the process to rebuild from the storm.
It’s been three years since Superstorm Sandy sent Debby Dinan out of her Orland Street home, leaving a wet ruin behind. But finally, she is back home. She says it took constant oversight of her paperwork, determination, insurance and government funding — plus a group of women she calls angels.
Disaster recovery and resiliency in Connecticut