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October 25, 2018

Long Island Sound Funding Authorized in Newly Signed Law

by Peter Urban | Oct 25, 2018 4:30am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Environment | Weather | White House

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed legislation that sets aside $65 million a year for public-private efforts to safeguard Long Island Sound over the next five years.

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October 18, 2018

Official: Connecticut Prison System Equipped For Harsh Weather

by Jack Kramer | Oct 18, 2018 10:30am
Posted to: Weather

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HARTFORD, CT —One of the bonuses of Connecticut’s prison population shrinking is that the state says its mothballed facilities would help prevent the type of crisis Florida is currently experiencing with its inmate population in the wake of a hurricane.

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October 17, 2018

Climate Change A Moving Target In Governor’s Race

by Jack Kramer | Oct 17, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Energy | Environment | Weather

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HARTFORD, CT — While the issue of climate change hasn’t gained a lot of traction in the gubernatorial debates, recent news events have moved it — if not to the front burner, at least off the back one.

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October 9, 2018

Connecticut Officials Press For Coverage of Fallen Trees Under FEMA

by Jack Kramer | Oct 9, 2018 12:16pm
Posted to: DC News Junkie | Environment | Federal Budget | Weather | Hamden

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HAMDEN, CT — Connecticut’s politicians, using a home and yard badly damaged by the May 15 tornado as a backdrop to make their point, said Tuesday they have introduced new legislation to end the ban on disaster relief to homeowners for fallen trees and debris.

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October 5, 2018

OP-ED | What We’re Not Talking About: The Environment

by Susan Bigelow | Oct 5, 2018 3:00am
Posted to: Analysis | US Foreign Policy | Child Welfare | Congress | Election 2018 | Energy | Environment | Opinion | Weather | White House | Energy Sector

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Maybe you missed the expiration date for our civilization during all the other news that broke this week, but here it is: according to the Trump administration the world will warm a catastrophic 7 degrees Fahrenheit (~4 degrees Celsius) by 2100. The Trump administration plans to take zero action.

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September 7, 2018

UPDATE: Delegation Pens Letter Supporting Malloy on Storm Aid

by Peter Urban | Sep 7, 2018 3:00am
Posted to: DC News Junkie | Insurance | Weather

The Connecticut Congressional Delegation sent a letter this week to FEMA’s Office of Response and Recovery supporting Gov. Dannel Malloy’s appeal of the agency’s denial of disaster aid to individual property owners as well as the towns Bridgewater, New Milford, and Roxbury which sustained significant storm damage in May.

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August 31, 2018

Malloy Appeals FEMA Denial of Assistance for May Tornadoes

by Peter Urban | Aug 31, 2018 9:30am
Posted to: DC News Junkie | Insurance | Weather | Brookfield

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy this week filed an appeal with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to reconsider its decision denying individual assistance to homeowners in New Haven and Fairfield counties who suffered losses from severe storms on May 15.

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August 23, 2018

Federal Disaster Declaration Granted for May 15 Storms

by Peter Urban | Aug 23, 2018 10:30pm
Posted to: DC News Junkie | Weather | White House

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump this week issued a “major disaster declaration” to allow Connecticut and impacted municipalities to receive federal assistance in recovering from tornadoes and severe storms that occurred May 15.

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July 9, 2018

Malloy Seeks Disaster Assistance for May 15 Tornadoes

by Christine Stuart | Jul 9, 2018 4:03pm
Posted to: Weather

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HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy officially asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency for help cleaning up after four tornadoes on May 15, which impacted three counties, caused more than $13 million in damage, and destroyed 25 homes.

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June 1, 2018

OP-ED | 4,645 American Citizens Died, And We Shrugged

by Susan Bigelow | Jun 1, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Child Welfare | Consumer Protection | Equality | Opinion | Public Health | Poverty | Public Safety | Weather | White House

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Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico a year ago, but since then most of us here on the mainland have dreamed the disaster away. Here’s something to wake us up: instead of the government’s announced death toll of 64, a study published by the New England Journal of Medicine estimated a staggering 4,645 people were killed by the hurricane or its aftereffects.

Will you remember now?

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