Gov. seeks declaration of emergency from feds

Governor Dannel P. Malloy today submitted a request for a presidential emergency
declaration in the wake of Friday’s historic winter storm.

“As we
continue with the recovery from this historic winter storm, I am asking the
federal government to provide us assistance with this process,” said Governor
Malloy.  “If granted, this declaration would provide much needed help to our

If granted, the emergency declaration will provide for direct
federal assistance, including possible snow removal equipment and personnel,
power generation, and other commodities.  An emergency declaration does not
provide federal disaster funding.  Because it appears that most if not all
counties have received record or near record snowfall, it is anticipated that a
preliminary damage assessment will be conducted to determine if those counties
are eligible for a major disaster declaration.

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