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September 7, 2018

UPDATE: Delegation Pens Letter Supporting Malloy on Storm Aid

by Peter Urban | Sep 7, 2018 4:00am
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 10:30am
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 11:30pm
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 5:03pm
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 5:00am
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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Survey Disputes Puerto Rico’s Official Death Toll for Hurricane Maria

by Peter Urban | Jun 1, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Child Welfare | Congress | Consumer Protection | DC News Junkie | Equality | Health Care | Public Health | Poverty | Public Safety | Weather | White House

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A study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine claims officials in Puerto Rico dramatically downplayed the death toll from Hurricane Maria.

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May 29, 2018

Hamden Mayor Uses Social Media For Tornado Updates

by Jack Kramer | May 29, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: CT Tech Junkie | Local Politics | Media Matters | Public Health | Public Safety | Transparency | Weather | Hamden | Technology sector

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HAMDEN, CT — Municipal leaders are turning to social media more and more these days to directly communicate with constituents. One of those who is best at it is Hamden Mayor Curt Leng, who takes to Facebook generally several times a day to talk issues with Hamdenites.

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May 17, 2018

SeeClickFix Grows Into Role Helping Towns Manage Storm Response

by Jack Kramer | May 17, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Business | CT Tech Junkie | Town News | Hamden | Oxford | Public Safety | Transparency | Weather

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NEW HAVEN, CT — It isn’t just public works crews and utility workers who have had little sleep since Tuesday’s late-afternoon storm hit Connecticut — New Haven-based SeeClickFix has been swamped helping municipalities deal with power outages and downed trees.

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May 1, 2018

State Water Plan Stalled Over ‘Public Trust’

by Bhumika Choudhary | May 1, 2018 2:00pm
Posted to: Agriculture | Consumer Protection | Environment | Public Health | State Capitol | Weather

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HARTFORD, CT — Calls for water to be a “public trust” in the first-ever state water plan are receiving new scrutiny from Connecticut’s water companies, and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is letting them know he’s not budging on the language.

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March 21, 2018

Malloy Nixes Term ‘Non-Essential’ State Employee

by Christine Stuart | Mar 21, 2018 4:07pm
Posted to: Weather

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HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Wednesday that he’s putting an end to the phrase “non-essential state employee.”

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