I don’t think I ever remember a state being rejected for financial aid from a natural disaster.
NBC Connecticut – Obama Denies Individual Aid for Storm Relief
President Barack Obama has denied aid to individuals affected by March’s massive storms and Gov. M. Jodi Rell said she plans to file a formal appeal.
The decision comes just days after Obama approved the state’s request for a “major disaster declaration,” which provides financial help to state and municipal governments in Fairfield, Middlesex and New London counties.
Storms plagues the state, especially these counties from March 12 to 14 and from March 29 to 31.
Rell was looking for help for homeowners, renters and employers.
A survey was conducted that identified 1,315 homes in the five counties with damages totaling $5,262,100 in estimated housing assistance needs and “other needs assistance.” Rell’s broader request also looked for help for Fairfield, Middlesex and New London counties, as well as New Haven and Windham counties.
The Small Business Administration determined that 116 businesses were affected and estimated the damages at $5,359,250.