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.
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