Obama declares state of emergency in Connecticut

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has declared a state of emergency for Connecticut after the massive storm that blanketed the state with several feet of snow.

The order means federal money will be used to help state and local response efforts. The White House announced the declaration Sunday.

Obama authorized the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide equipment and resources needed to help storm recovery.

The storm dumped at as much as 3 feet of snow on Connecticut, paralyzing much of the state. All roads in the state were closed, and even emergency responders got stuck on highways. The National Guard was brought in to help clear snow in New Haven, which got 34 inches.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says five deaths apparently were weather related.

 

 

 

READER COMMENTS

Loading comments...
Hide Comments

Stories that may interest you

Good news for pancake lovers: Maple syrup production up despite shorter season

U.S. production of maple syrup increased slightly this year, even though the season was shorter than last year's


Former Maine governor has a new job -- tending bar

Former Maine governor lands a summer job _ tending bar


Motorcycle rider loses control, dies in crash

Police say an East Hampton man has died in a motorcycle crash in Haddam


Summer camp is newest front in battle with measles outbreak

As a measles outbreak stretches toward summer camp season, New York counties with a concentration of Orthodox Jewish camps are requiring vaccinations for campers and staff

TRENDING

PODCASTS