GOV. MALLOY: PRESIDENT OBAMA SIGNS CONNECTICUT DISASTER DECLARATION
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that late last night President Barack Obama signed the Connecticut Disaster Declaration, enabling state and local governments, individuals and non-profits to apply for federal funding in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene.
"I'd like to thank the President and FEMA, particularly those workers who have been embedded with us at the Emergency Operations Center for the better part of a week. We were able to quickly dispatch teams of federal, state and local workers after the storm to evaluate the damage and make our case for this declaration. By the end of the day today, FEMA teams will have been to all 169 cities and towns in the state, and we will continue to press for public assistance in the remaining three counties in the state. This storm was unprecedented in terms of the amount and scope of damage, and I'm pleased the President has agreed and made available these federal funds and services."
Individual Assistance (assistance to individuals and households)
Public Assistance (assistance for emergency work and the repair of replacement of disaster-damaged facilities)
Five of 8 counties (Fairfield, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven and New London Counties) have qualified. Gov. Malloy and EOC leaders plan to press for Public Assistance in the remaining three counties.
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (assistance for actions taken to prevent or reduce long-term risk to life and property from natural hazards)
For Immediate Release: September 3, 2011