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Monday, April 12, 2010

Weather-related aid sought

HARTFORD — Gov. M. Jodi Rell has expanded her request for a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration to provide financial assistance to individual homeowners and businesses in five counties: Fairfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London and Windham, according to a statement.
The two types of federal financial assistance available after a disaster are Public Assistance, which is aid to state and local governments for damages and costs such as police and firefighter overtime incurred while dealing with a disaster, and Individual Assistance, which is aid to individual homeowners to help cover uninsured losses, the statement said.
Rell Friday has asked President Barack Obama to declare a major disaster in Fairfield and New London counties. An initial survey found public sector losses in those two counties of at least $11 million, the statement said.
Rell Monday asked Obama to declare residents of Fairfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London and Windham counties eligible for IA, and to make U.S. Small Business Administration loans available to employers in those counties, the statement said. Rell also asked Obama to add Middlesex, New Haven and Windham counties to the major disaster declaration and to Middlesex County to the list of counties eligible for PA, the statement said.

Editor's note: The information in this post was provided by the govenror's office

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