Feb. 12 deadline to apply for Sandy assistance

Fire Chief Andrew Kingsbury, Westport’s emergency management director, reminds residents the deadline to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for Superstorm Sandy disaster assistance is Tuesday, Feb. 12.

Even property owners who have insurance, have registered with another agency or have filed a flood insurance claim are still eligible to apply for help from FEMA.

Registration can be done online at any time at: www.DisasterAssistance.gov or with a smartphone at m.fema.gov. Signups as well as checking the status of an application or obtaining general guidance receive is possible by called the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-3362. Again, the deadline is Tuesday, Feb. 12.

Westporters who may have questions about elevating their home to floodplain standards should first register with FEMA, and then contact the town’s Office of Emergency Management at 203-341-5024.

John Schwing