Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 12, 2021
President Donald J. Trump Approves Connecticut Disaster Declaration
Today, President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Connecticut and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Tropical Storm Isaias on August 4, 2020.
Federal funding is available to State, tribal, and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by Tropical Storm Isaias in the counties of Fairfield, Hartford, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London, Tolland, Windham and the Mashantucket Pequot Indian Tribe and Mohegan Tribe of Indians.
Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.
Pete Gaynor, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security, named Robert V. Fogel as the Federal Coordinating Officer for Federal recovery operations in the affected areas.
Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the State and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION MEDIA SHOULD CONTACT THE FEMA NEWS DESK AT (202) 646-3272 OR FEMA-NEWS-DESK@FEMA.DHS.GOV.