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CT Gets More Recovery Money

HARTFORD – More federal money has been pumped into recovery from Tropical Storm Sandy  that devastated the shoreline and Southern Connecticut earlier this week.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Thursday  announced that President Obama has approved a 100 percent of cost share for ten days for emergency power restoration and emergency public transportation assistance for the four shoreline counties that have already received a major disaster declaration.

“As we continue with the recovery process from Hurricane Sandy, I am very appreciative of President Obama’s commitment to the State of Connecticut and its residents.” Malloy said. “We continue to work to get the state back to normal following this devastating storm.” This additional assistance includes, for example, reimbursement of the National Guard in State Active Duty to conduct emergency power restoration, emergency public transportation, or direct essential support to these missions.”

The 100 percent cost share means that, for limited categories of work performed during the first 10 days of the disaster, state and local agencies will not have to pay the usual 25% cost share. In the coming days, FEMA will be providing further guidance to the state on what activities are covered under this adjustment.

This additional assistance includes, for example, reimbursement of the National Guard in State Active Duty to conduct emergency power restoration, emergency public transportation, or direct essential support to these missions.

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Hurricane Sandy is Here, One to Three Inches of Rainfall for Hartford

Updated Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 at 11: 36 a.m.

HARTFORD –By 6 p.m. on Monday, the full brunt of Hurricane Sandy was in Connecticut.

According to the National Weather Service, wind gust was expected to barge into Connecticut at 75 miles per hour along the shoreline through 10 p.m. And there might be 1 to 3 inches of rain inland. Widespread power line and tree damage were expected throughout the night, and the worst of it will be along the shoreline.

By 6 p.m. Hartford had experienced mostly rain and wind gusts. City officials announced closings of schools and city hall.

Earlier on Monday, downtown city stores still had power and opened for business, namely Spiritus, Salute and Al’s. Some residents said they see very little evidence of the storm in Hartford.

At about 2 p.m. the city of Hartford was still preparing for an impending storm that, although shifted to the left of Connecticut, will affect the state’s shoreline and Southern Connecticut.

Mayor Pedro Segarra has ordered city offices closed on Monday and Tuesday. And in the wake of strong wind and flooding in several parts of the state, Gov. Dannel Malloy has banned trucks from coming into the state and most vehicles off the highways and major roads.

According to the National Weather Service, Hurricane Sandy could move in at 90 miles per hour in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

The worse of the storm has yet to come, state officials said.

The worst of the storm hasn’t hit the East Coast yet, but there is some all-too-scary loss of human life to report already, officials said.

According to the Associated Press,  about 65 people have died in the Caribbean, mostly in Haiti. The damage to several islands thus far have been estimated to reach up to $10 billion.

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Hartford Mayor Declares Public Emergency

Updated: Sunday, Oct 28, 2012 at 11:16 p.m.

HARTFORD — Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra has issued a public emergency declaration for Hartford.

All city of Hartford offices will be closed on Monday, when the storm is expected to affect central Connecticut. Hurricane winds are expected to mostly impact Fairfield County and the shoreline in the New London area, according to National Weather Centers.

The mayor has said that only essential city workers are to report to work.  And all schools will be closed on Monday.

Earlier on Sunday, Gov. Dannel Malloy  requested that President Barack Obama declare a pre-landfall emergency in Connecticut.  This declaration allows the state to request funding and other assistance in advance of the storm impacting the state.

“Hurricane Sandy is a serious threat to our state and this declaration will allow us to request federal funding and other assistance in Connecticut in advance of the storm,” Malloy said.  “When I spoke with President Obama this afternoon, it was clear that he and other federal emergency management officials are taking this threat as seriously as we are.  As the hours go by, we are more and more certain that Hurricane Sandy will have a substantial impact on our state and I do not want to wait to get this process going.”

On Sunday evening,  Malloy announced that he has ordered all non-essential state employees not to report into work on Monday, in response to the impending severe impact of Hurricane Sandy on Connecticut.

“After having consulted with state agency officials and our weather forecasters, I am ordering all non-essential state employees to stay home Monday,” Malloy said.  “Actually, I’m not a fan of that term – to me, everyone who works is important, but that’s the term that’s used.  So if you’re designated as non-essential, stay home.  If you’re designated as essential, then report to work.”

Malloy was speaking directly to residents on the Connecticut shoreline.


Further announcements will be made as the storm progresses through the state during the coming days.

Download: Governor Malloy’s request for a pre-landfall emergency in Connecticut


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