The governor said the federal government has approved a major disaster declaration for Middlesex and New London counties after heavy rain and flooding in September that washed out several roads.
The decision will allow state agencies and cities and towns in Middlesex and New London counties, as well as the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan Tribes, to receive financial assistance from the federal government to help pay for costs incurred as a result of the severe rain and flooding, according to the governor’s office.
The storm dropped more than five inches of rain in parts of the state and while many homes flooded, there wasn’t enough damage to qualify for federal aid for individuals.
“This declaration will provide much needed financial assistance to municipalities in Middlesex County, New London County, and state agencies with eligible damages in those counties,” Gov. Dannel Malloy said in a statement.
“The heavy rain had a significant impact on parts of our state, causing damage to roads and bridges. I thank the federal government for continuing to be a partner in the recovery from this event and for the approval of this declaration,” Malloy added.