President Obama has signed a Connecticut disaster declaration, making federal funding available to state and local governments to help offset the cost of the winter storm that hit the state from Feb. 8-11.
Federal aid will help cover a portion of the state’s and towns’ storm expenses, providing assistance to repair and replace facilities damaged during the blizzard that dumped up to three feet of snow in some areas in the state.
The disaster declaration also provides funding to help towns pay for the storm’s immediate aftermath. In most counties, that funding goes towards snow expenses incurred over a continuous 48-hour period. Hartford and New Haven can receive aid for up to 72 hours of storm response in the days during or immediately following the blizzard.