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President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Connecticut

Release date: 
December 6, 2018
Release Number: 
HQ-18-176

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Connecticut to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms and flooding from September 25 to September 26, 2018.

Federal funding is available to the state, tribal, and local governments, and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe storms and flooding in Middlesex and New London counties, including the Mashantucket Pequot Indian Tribe and Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut located within New London County.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures within the state.

James N. Russo has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area. Russo said additional designations may be made at a later date if warranted by the results of further damage assessments. 

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Last Updated: 
December 6, 2018 - 15:28