Mayor Joseph P. Ganim
For Immediate Release:
September 10, 2021
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MAYOR GANIM, DIRECTOR APPLEBY EXTEND DEADLINE FOR BRIDGEPORT RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES TO REPORT DAMAGES CAUSED BY FLASH FLOODING
BRIDGEPORT, CT – Mayor Ganim and Emergency Operations Center Director Appleby joined to announce that the deadline to report damage caused by recent flash flooding has been extended to September 16, 2021. Residents are encouraged to submit details of damage which may include a list of damages, estimated costs, and pictures to be compiled by the City of Bridgeport and presented to the State of Connecticut for possible reimbursement.
Mayor Ganim stated, “We can make a request and possibly receive funding from the State, but we need your help. We are urging all residents and business owners to report damages sustained by the flash flooding so that our Emergency Operations Center will be equipped with the evidence to advocate for funding to reimburse our residents and repair our City.”
“The first step in the process to request funding it is to submit a comprehensive report which details the true impact of this weather event. If you are a Bridgeport business owner or resident that has experienced damage or loss due to the remnants of Hurricane Ida, we want to hear from you.”
City and EOC officials advise that residents and business owners document and report any damage to their insurance company with appropriate photos and estimates. All damages not covered by insurance will be included in the EOC report that will be reported to the CT DEMHS.
Report damages online via the following link, email EOC staff member Kim Rose; firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 203-579-3829 to provide details of damage.
EOC Director Appleby on WICC: https://youtu.be/plJefiJSuuw