Gov. Malloy announced the declaration on Wednesday evening as clean-up efforts continue across the state.
The Governor says the emergency order will allow state agencies to have flexibility while assisting municipalities during the recovery process.
Gov. Malloy has also directed emergency management officials to begin the initial evaluation process so they can determine if thresholds to request a Major Disaster Declaration can be met. If met, Connecticut and eligible municipalities would be permitted to receive federal aid for some of the costs of debris removal and restoration.
“Yesterday’s storms caused a lot of damage to infrastructure, public facilities, and private property,” Governor Malloy said. “We have already begun the process to collect damage costs. This declaration will provide our state and municipal agencies with additional authority to help residents in the affected towns to expedite debris removal and deal with the ongoing restoration efforts.”
The proclamation can be read below: