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Letter to President Obama

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Location: Hartford, CT

The Connecticut Congressional delegation today sent a letter to President Barack Obama in support of Governor Dannel P. Malloy's request for a pre-landfall emergency declaration before Hurricane Irene reaches Connecticut.

"The Administration has been very cooperative in assisting state officials in their preparation for the impact of Hurricane Irene," the letter states. "We remain committed to providing any assistance to you and Governor Malloy as may be necessary to speed Connecticut's recovery from any damage suffered by the hurricane. There is a very high likelihood that Hurricane Irene will make landfall in Connecticut, causing significant flooding and wind damage. As Governor Malloy has indicated in his August 26, 2011 letter, Federal operational support is critical to ensure rapid, effective recovery."

The full text of the letter is below.

August 26, 2011

The Honorable Barack Obama
The President of the United States
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20500

Via: FEMA Regional Administrator Don R. Boyce

Region 1, Boston Massachusetts

Dear President Obama:

We write in support of the application of Connecticut Governor Dannell Malloy for a pre-landfall emergency declaration under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act.

The Administration has been very cooperative in assisting state officials in their preparation for the impact of Hurricane Irene. We also appreciate the information provided by the Administration to our offices. We remain committed to providing any assistance to you and Governor Malloy as may be necessary to speed Connecticut's recovery from any damage suffered by the hurricane.

There is a very high likelihood that Hurricane Irene will make landfall in Connecticut, causing significant flooding and wind damage. As Governor Malloy has indicated in his August 26, 2011 letter, Federal operational support is critical to ensure rapid, effective recovery.

We urge your support of this request.

Senator Joseph Lieberman
Senator Richard Blumenthal
Representative John Larson -- 1st District
Representative Joe Courtney -- 2nd District
Representative Rosa DeLauro -- 3rd District
Representative Jim Himes -- 4th District
Representative Chris Murphy -- 5th District


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