The Conservation Commission is conducting an online survey of recent storm impacts and long-term recovery needs in Greenwich.
Some residents are in designated flood areas and have already torn down and rebuilt elevated dwellings. Others have yet to make any repairs or only need to elevate their utilities.
The survey is the result of the Commission’s work helping residents apply for Hazard Mitigation Grants. There are also opportunities for low interest loans and technical assistance.
All residents that were impacted by the storm are encouraged to take the survey and especially those with unmet needs.
According to Denise Savageau, Conservation Director, there are still Greenwich residents who are not back in their home after 16 months or who have suffered significant financial losses as a result of the storm.
Taking the survey will also put residents on a list to receive future updates for flood assistance since new programs continue to be rolled out as part of long term recovery process. The Town is also now working with the Connecticut Rises program, which is an umbrella program for
all of the non-governmental organizations that work on disasters such as the American Red Cross and Salvation Army. Residents that were impacted by Sandy should also register with Connecticut Rises and can do that easily by dialing 2-1-1.