Disaster Declaration Approved By Ida In Connecticut

HARTFORD, Connecticut, USA (AP) – The administration of President Joe Biden has approved two parts of Connecticut’s request for a disaster declaration, which is required to ensure the use of federal funds for disaster recovery efforts. damage caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida.

Authorities estimate that the remnants left $ 7.2 million in damage.


Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont announced Saturday that renters, home and business owners in Fairfield and New London counties – and residents of the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan First Nations towns – will now be eligible for federal reimbursement for the costs of insured or uninsured damage. policyholders caused by storms in homes and personal property.

People on the east coast of the United States faced shocked river overflows, historic rains and dozens of deaths as remnants of Ida hit the region on September 1, causing many victims to drown inside their homes or cars. A veteran Connecticut State Police sergeant was killed when his vehicle was washed away.

The storm dropped up to 20 centimeters (8 inches) of rain in parts of Connecticut and caused heavy flooding. According to Lamont’s request, only 8% of homes in New London County and 23% in Fairfield County were insured against flooding.

According to the White House, aid under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Individual Assistance Program could also include grants for temporary housing and emergency home repairs to make them safe, accessible and protected.