Groton Disaster Recovery Center Will Close Wednesday

Center saw 275 visitors, third highest in the state, FEMA reported

The Disaster Recovery Center in Groton will close at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, a spokesman for the Federal Emergency Management Agency said Friday.

The center reported 275 visitors as of Thursday night, the third highest in the state, FEMA Spokesman Brad Craine said. The largest number of visitors came through Bridgeport, which reported 689.

“The state makes the call on whether to move the location or to close down,” Craine said, adding that it has determined, “The need has been served and we can move on.”

Center hours in Groton will be reduced starting today. The center will be open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Despite the closing, homeowners and businesses still have 30 days to file claims.

You can register for help by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362) or online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov before visiting the Disaster Recovery Center. (For those with speech or hearing disabilities, the TTY number is 800-462-7585.)

The recovery center in Groton is located at 102 Newtown Road in the senior center. Once it closes, the nearest center is in Old Saybrook, at the Department of Police Services, 6 Custom Drive (near the Department of Motor Vehicles). That center closes on Dec. 8.



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