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President Approves Additional Federal Assistance



    President Approves Additional Federal Assistance
    President Barack Obama gestures while speaking during the his visit to the Disaster Operation Center of the Red Cross National Headquarter to discuss superstorm Sandy, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    President Barack Obama has approved a 100 percent cost share for 10 days for emergency power restoration and emergency public transportation assistance for the four shoreline counties that have already received a major disaster declaration, according to Gov. Dannel Malloy.

    This additional assistance includes reimbursement of the National Guard in State Active Duty to conduct emergency power restoration, emergency public transportation or direct essential support to these missions. 

    The 100 percent cost share means that, for limited categories of work performed during the first 10 days of the disaster, state and local agencies will not have to pay the usual 25 percent cost share. 

    In the coming days, FEMA will provide further guidance to the state on what activities are covered under this adjustment.

     “As we continue with the recovery process from Hurricane Sandy, I am very appreciative of President Obama’s  commitment to the State of Connecticut and its residents.” Malloy said. “We continue to work to get the state back to normal following this devastating storm.”