President Barack Obama has approved Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s request for a major disaster declaration for federal aid in connection with the historic February blizzard that dropped about three feet of snow in Shelton.
This federal aid will provide financial assistance to Connecticut municipalities and state agencies to help pay for costs incurred during the storm, such as snow removal and other storm-related expenses. The eligible snow assistance time period has been approved for 48 hours for Fairfield County. Other parts of the state are covered for 48- or 72-hour periods. Malloy plans to appeal the 48-hour limit.