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

state.”

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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