FEMA preliminary damage assessment teams in Greater Danbury
Throughout most of this week, representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be touring different parts of Connecticut to see the destruction from a macroburst and 4 tornadoes that touched down on May 15th. Preliminary damage assessment teams were in Brookfield and Hamden yesterday. Senator Richard Blumenthal encouraged home and business owners affected by the storm to keep photos and receipts for follow up.
FEMA teams will be in Danbury today. There are plans for FEMA to also see storm damage in New Fairfield and elsewhere.
40-percent of all single family homes in Brookfield sustained damaged. That's 340 with minor damage, 29 sustained major damage and 10 destroyed. Between $33 million and $48 million of property damage is estimated.
If a disaster declaration is made by the President, it's possible that individual assessment teams will be deployed. The process is expected to take months.