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State Seeks Disaster Declaration

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(Credit:  DOT Traffic Camera

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Governor Dannel Malloy has formally asked for a disaster declaration for the state as a result of last month’s record snowfall.   Malloy wrote President Obama that a preliminary damage assessment totals more than $14 million from the January 12 storm.

Federal approval could bring federal financial aid to cities and towns throughout the state.  Malloy requested the aid after the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the State Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security came up with a preliminary damage assessment.

DEMHS Commissioner Peter Boynton says the amount is made up more of costs to deal with the snowstorm — snow removal and the like — than damage associated with the storm.

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