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Flooding aftermath: Gov. Lamont requests federal agriculture disaster declaration

Gov. Lamont has submitted a request for a federal agriculture disaster declaration for all eight counties in Connecticut.

Danielle Hamilton

Jul 25, 2023, 2:04 PM

Updated 356 days ago

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Gov. Ned Lamont is taking steps to get help from the federal government on the heels of recent devastating storms that caused flooding at farms across the state.
Lamont has submitted a request for a federal agriculture disaster declaration for all eight counties in Connecticut.
Farms and crops statewide suffered significant damage and millions in lost revenue due to the flooding.
"The flooding was really severe. Over 1,500 hundred acres…a dozen farms really at risk because of this," says Lamont. "They got the emergency declaration in Vermont, you heard a lot about the flooding here, especially all along the Connecticut Valley. We are flooded out. We are going to do everything we can to get our farmers the support they need."
Farmers could be eligible for federal disaster assistance programs and emergency loans if the disaster request is approved.


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