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President Declares Hurricane Pre-Landfall Emergency

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Barack Obama (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Barack Obama (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy released the following statement in response to President Obama’s approval Sunday night of the Governor’s request to declare a pre-landfall emergency in Connecticut, which will allow the state to request federal funding and other assistance in advance of Hurricane Sandy’s impact on the state.

“I would like to thank President Obama for understanding the necessity of declaring an emergency in our state in advance of the storm,” Governor Malloy said. “As each forecast has come in, it’s become more and more clear that this storm will have a major impact on Connecticut. We cannot wait until after it hits to begin the process of seeking emergency assistance. State emergency management personnel under my direction have already been working with the FEMA team assigned to Connecticut to coordinate these efforts, understanding the urgency our residents are facing.”

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