Updated: Thursday, 15 Nov 2012, 6:01 PM EST
Published : Thursday, 15 Nov 2012, 6:01 PM EST
NORWALK, Conn. (WTNH) -- Another FEMA disaster recovery center opened in Norwalk to give people the chance to meet face-to-face with a representative.
"If you have questions come here, if you need information come here," Rita Egan of FEMA said.
The mobile recovery center rolled into Norwalk Thursday afternoon and will remain open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. over the next 2 days. As Rita says, it couldn't have parked here at a better time.
"People have generally registered and they're now getting determination letters and there may be questions and maybe they just have additional questions," Egan said.
For Norwalk residents, many of whom saw their homes devastated by Sandy are reassured by having a physical place to go to for help.
"Incredibly helpful, incredibly. Are you kidding," Andrea Allan of Norwalk said.
"Sometimes people also need to go through how they were impacted and what they lost face to face," Egan said.
So far Egan says more than 8,000 Connecticut residents have registered with FEMA and says the agency has approved more than $6M, most of it for temporary housing or home repairs.
For homeowners or renters and small businesses or non-profits looking to take out a loan, there is an agency at this center to help with that process.
"We're here in conjunction with our sister agency FEMA to offer disaster assistance in the form of low-interest loans," John Frederick of SBA disaster assistance said.
All you have to do is come down to Norwalk City Hall to the FEMA center where representatives will be to help you register with FEMA or answer any questions you may have. They will be there through Saturday.