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Gov. Malloy Announces Federal Approval of Major Disaster Declaration in Response to May’s Tornadoes and Severe Storms

Public Assistance Granted for New Haven and Fairfield Counties, Individual Assistance Request is Still Under Review

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that his request for a major disaster declaration in connection with the May 15 tornadoes that impacted parts of the state has been approved for public assistance for New Haven and Fairfield Counties. The Governor’s request for assistance for individuals remains under review.

Today’s announcement means that state agencies and municipalities in those counties will receive financial assistance from the federal government to help pay for costs incurred as a result of these storms.

“This declaration will provide much needed financial assistance to our municipalities and the state,” Governor Malloy said. “These storms had a devastating impact, causing significant damage that is still being cleaned up and repaired months later. I thank the federal government for continuing to be a partner in these efforts.”

In addition, all counties and tribal nations in Connecticut are eligible to apply for assistance under the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, which provides assistance for actions taken to prevent or reduce long-term risk to life and property from natural hazards.

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