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Malloy Requests Federal Assistance For Storm Cleanup

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy asked for a presidential emergency declaration to help with storm recovery.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy asked for a presidential emergency declaration to help with storm recovery. Photo Credit: governor.ct.gov/malloy

HARTFORD, Conn. - Gov. Dannel P. Malloy submitted a request Saturday for a presidential emergency declaration in the wake of the severe snow 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,” Malloy said. “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 relief.

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.