President Obama signs disaster declaration for CT

President Barack Obama has signed anemergency declaration for Connecticut, ordering federal aid forcommodities, food, water, emergency power and debris removalfollowing a devastating October snowstorm

HARTFORD - President Barack Obama has signed anemergency declaration for Connecticut, ordering federal aid forcommodities, food, water, emergency power and debris removalfollowing a devastating October snowstorm. Gov. Dannel Malloy (D-Conn.) said this is a "first stagedeclaration" and his administration will continue to seek federalreimbursement for state and local government expenditures in thewake of last weekend's nor'easter.The governor also said utility crews cleared 100 local roads since this morning, but there is still a lot of work to do, especially in rural areas.AP wire services contributed to this reportWeston residents may have long-term power outages Storm Resource Links Weather Center Watch News 12 Traffic and Weather Watch News 12 MyPics

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

This week's Real Possibilities report looks at a 1 Real Possibilities: Memory impairment
Maureen Ferrer is the lead ambassador for the 2 Hometown Hero: Maureen Ferrer
Meteorologist Steve Teeling spoke with sixth-graders at Fairfield 3 Weather Kids: Fairfield Woods Middle School
VIDEO: Greenwich Fire 4 VIDEO: Fire on Glenville Road in Greenwich
5 Connecticut Sportscast, March 22

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE