Gov. Lamont at paid leave newser

Gov. Ned Lamont announced on May 3 that 108,911 businesses registered for Connecticut's new paid family and medical leave program, and submitted $102 million in the first quarter of contributions.

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - Governor Ned Lamont submitted a request for a presidential major disaster declaration due to the damage caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida.

“The extraordinarily heavy rain from this storm resulted in extensive flooding across Connecticut, overwhelming federal, state, and local roads, and flooding hundreds of homes and businesses,” Governor Lamont said. “The late-night arrival of the storm created additional challenges. First responders performed numerous rescues, with cars stranded or submerged in communities across the state as well as on interstate highways. Tragically, a state trooper was killed while patrolling a rain swollen river area. If approved, this federal declaration will allow many municipalities and homeowners to become eligible for much-needed assistance to recover from the damages caused by this storm.”

Governor Lamont has requested the FEMA Individual Assistance Program for Fairfield County and New London County, as well the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribal Nation.

He also requested the FEMA Public Assistance Program for Fairfield County and Middlesex County, based on those counties meeting the program’s damage thresholds. 

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