GOV. MALLOY ASKS RESIDENTS, BUSINESSES TO REPORT DAMAGE FROM HURRICANE IRENE TO 2-1-1
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy today urged all state residents and business owners who experienced property damage from Hurricane Irene to report those damages to the state’s free Infoline, 2-1-1, or online at www.211ct.org
. The collection of this data will be used to help prepare the state’s request for a disaster declaration from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
“Over the past few days I have seen firsthand the devastating impact Hurricane Irene has had on our state,” said Governor Malloy. “As people take stock in the damage inflicted upon their homes and businesses, I am asking residents to help expedite the data collection process of these damages and call or email them in to the 2-1-1 Infoline. The reporting of this damage is a critical step in our attempt to secure federal aid in the wake of Hurricane Irene.”
“If granted, this declaration would bring much needed help to Connecticut residents and businesses,” added Governor Malloy.
Data will be collected starting immediately. The 2-1-1 Infoline will be fielding calls seven days a week, 24 hours a day.
For Immediate Release: August 31, 2011