Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he has signed a Declaration of Civil Preparedness Emergency to assist the state and its municipalities with response and recovery efforts following Tuesday afternoon’s severe weather throughout portions of the state.
The emergency order will give state agencies flexibility in assisting municipalities to respond to and recover from the damages from the storms. In addition, the Governor has directed emergency management officials to begin the initial evaluation process to determine whether the federal thresholds to request a Major Disaster Declaration from President Trump can be met, which could permit the state and its eligible municipalities to receive federal aid that can offset some of the costs of debris removal and restoration.
“Yesterday’s storms caused a lot of damage to infrastructure, public facilities, and private property,” Governor Malloy said. “We have already begun the process to collect damage costs. This declaration will provide our state and municipal agencies with additional authority to help residents in the affected towns to expedite debris removal and deal with the ongoing restoration efforts.”