Eastern Connecticut could get federal storm aid


WINDSOR, Conn. (WTNH)– Hard-hit Eastern Connecticut could qualify for federal disaster aid because of the heavy snowfall from Monday’s blizzard. Governor Malloy says his office is in the process of seeing if the region along I-395 will qualify.

It could mean that communities in Eastern Connecticut get a federal bailout for a large chunk of the costs associated with the storm, though there’s no current estimate on any of the costs.

“Tolland, Windham and New London are all, might be in the running,” said Gov. Malloy. “We’ve got to take a look at the three of those, that’s probably the only three with a chance of qualifying.” .

What would that do for the communities in those three counties?  

“That would give them up to 75-percent of expenses related to the storm,” said Malloy.

But he added that it will depend on the costs incurred during a specific time frame during the storm.

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