March 4, 2024
President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Connecticut Emergency Declaration
President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Connecticut Emergency Declaration

Today, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. declared that an emergency exists in the State of Connecticut and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from severe storms, flooding, and a potential dam breach beginning on January 10, 2024, and continuing. The President’s action authorizes the […]

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Today, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. declared that an emergency exists in the State of Connecticut and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from severe storms, flooding, and a potential dam breach beginning on January 10, 2024, and continuing.

The President’s action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to coordinate all disaster relief efforts which have the purpose of alleviating the hardship and suffering caused by the emergency on the local population, and to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures, authorized under Title V of the Stafford Act, to save lives and to protect property and public health and safety, and to lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe in New London County, including the Mohegan Tribal Nation and Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation.

Specifically, FEMA is authorized to identify, mobilize, and provide at its discretion, equipment and resources necessary to alleviate the impacts of the emergency.  Emergency protective measures, limited to direct federal assistance, will be provided at 75 percent Federal funding. 

Mr. Robert V. Fogel of FEMA has been appointed to coordinate Federal recovery operations in the affected areas.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION MEDIA SHOULD CONTACT THE FEMA NEWS DESK AT (202) 646-3272 OR [email protected].

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Official news published at https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2024/01/13/president-joseph-r-biden-jr-approves-connecticut-emergency-declaration-2/

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