President Obama signed a declaration of emergency in the state of Connecticut Sunday, providing federal assistance to help the state recover from the blizzard that dumped up to 40 inches of snow in some areas over the weekend. Gov. Malloy requested the declaration on Saturday.
FEMA will provide emergency assistance to help with storm response, which could come in the form of snow removal equipment, personnel and power generation, among other resources. State agencies, municipalities, and some nonprofits will also receive federal funding for 75 percent of the cost of emergency response measures incurred over a 48 hour period.
In a tweet Sunday morning, Sen. Murphy announced that he and the rest of the Conn. delegation were working to get as much federal aid to the state as possible.