Greenwich has established a website for residents to submit information including photos of the extent of their damages from last week’s Ida flooding.
Greenwich is working with the State of Connecticut to identify the extent of damage caused by the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida. The more accurate the assessment the better the Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS) can determine if FEMA thresholds are met and a disaster declaration is needed.
While the town will submit the relevant information they receive, FEMA is looking specifically for the number of households that had major structural damage or were destroyed.
Once the town’s assessment report is submitted to the State, it will be reviewed to see if thresholds have been met for the county and state.
If the thresholds are met, FEMA individual assistance will likely be open for application. Residents will be required to register and file a claim directly with FEMA.
Click here to complete the damage assessment form.
The form will ask you whether your damage was residential, commercial/industrial, address, owner or renter, whether the property is in a flood zone, whether the basement is finished or unfinished, estimated water height in basement, water height above first finished floor, if you have homeowner’s insurance, whether the location is a business, and lastly, estimated cost of replacement.
Residents do not have to complete this damage assessment form to apply for FEMA, it’s just a helpful tool so the town can provide more information about the amount of damage sustained.
As you clean up, remember to take photos and try to document what you disposed of and other related costs (clean up, dumpster, etc.)
If you have questions, or need to report an issue, please contact Office of First Selectman at 203-622-7710 or email.