Malloy Requests Federal Assistance For Storm Cleanup

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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:

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.

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Niikk - the CBO says Obama is spending this country into oblivion - 5 yrs in office and 6+ trillion in unfunded spending. Not a single budget passed to date. Obama says you can keep your insurance. CBO says over 7 million will lose it entirely - and that number will go higher as more companies drop employees or reduce employee hours. So if I'm to understand you it is Obama and the CBO that is lying? How could that be?

David you right wingers just don't get it nobody's buying that lie about the Democrats with tax and spend any more. I think that was proven on election day. The fact is the Republicans are the tax and spend to finance there illegal wars. Are you volunteering to help finance the next one.

Unfortunately, the Fed Gov't doesn't have it to give, will have to print more and raise taxes yet again to pay for it,

Democrats create more taxes instead of tax payers!

I guess Jim didn't read how The democrat Malloy has lowered taxes.

And the Republican Moccia wants no part of it.

I agree 100 percent Jim.

Sure they do now that the wars that the Republican Bush started are over.

thank You Gov. Malloy for attempting to save the state money.