State declared disaster area due to January storm

President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster in seven Connecticut counties after record-breaking back-to-back storms dumped more than 2 feet of snow in the

WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster in seven Connecticut counties after record-breaking back-to-back storms dumped more than 2 feet of snow in the state.

The decision announced last night makes money available to reimburse counties, towns, state agencies and nonprofit groups that dealt with the storms on Jan. 11 and 12.

Counties eligible for federal assistance include both Fairfield and New Haven.

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