FEMA’s new flood insurance program kicks in Friday, but how the new system actually works is murky.
New Britain residents weren’t getting vaccinated. So city officials got creative.
The city’s efforts are a microcosm of what is happening across the country as officials struggle to vaccinate vulnerable residents.
Partisan battle heats up over Lamont’s emergency powers
Republican legislators charged Tuesday that once-necessary emergency powers granted Gov. Ned Lamont now are used to avoid government transparency.
FEMA trailer could be headed to cities to help boost CT’s COVID vaccination rates
The FEMA trailer will arrive on March 29 and will travel around the state for 30 days if clinics can be arranged.
CT catches up on delayed federal unemployment relief
The state Department of Labor sent out $301 million to 146,000 residents.
Lamont applies for Trump’s new unemployment plan, but help to CT jobless will be limited
The jobless would receive half of the $600-a-week they were getting and it will take weeks to get that help.
FEMA approves major disaster declaration for Connecticut as number of COVID-19 cases nears 2,000
The federal declaration unlocks crucial federal funding to fight the COVID-19 pandemic as it continues its spread across the state.
Blumenthal, Murphy, try again to get federal aid for crumbling foundations
WASHINGTON — Connecticut’s U.S. senators are seeking millions of dollars in new federal grants to help homeowners with crumbling foundations.
Connecticut’s vanishing shoreline: One storm away from disaster
Connecticut is fortunate it hasn’t been hit by a tropical-style storm since the successive storms of Irene and Sandy in 2011 and 2012 swamped the coastline, illuminating its vulnerabilities to the effects of climate change. That’s because there’s a general consensus that if either of those storms were to hit now, they would be just as damaging.
White House approves disaster aid for towns hit by May storm
WASHINGTON – The White House on Monday agreed to provide some, but not all, of the money the state requested to help the victims of May’s severe storms and tornadoes.
Blumenthal, Murphy sponsor bills to help homeowners with crumbling foundations
WASHINGTON – Connecticut’s U.S. senators on Wednesday introduced a pair of bills aimed at helping homeowners with crumbling foundations, but conceded it will be an “uphill fight” to win congressional approval of the legislation.
Months after Maria, relief center helps more than 1,000 arrivals
More than three months after Hurricane Maria left widespread devastation and wiped out power across Puerto Rico, Connecticut is still seeing displaced evacuees arriving from the island in search of aid and stability. MaryAnne Pascone is managing director and the director of community education at Capitol Region Education Councils Relief Center. In this Sunday Conversation she spoke about the challenges and conditions facing the islanders seeking the center’s help.
Blumenthal: U.S. in danger of ‘failing’ Puerto Rico
WASHINGTON — After a weekend trip to the island, Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Monday said the United States is in danger of “failing” Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Maria-struck residents and said hundreds of storm victims already are arriving in Connecticut to reunite with family.
Blumenthal to review Trump response to Maria in Puerto Rico
WASHINGTON — Sen. Richard Blumenthal, a critic of the Trump administration’s response to the devastation in Puerto Rico caused by Hurricane Maria, will travel to the island on Saturday to get a firsthand look.
‘Humanitarian crisis’ on island worries CT’s Puerto Rican community
WASHINGTON — Yanil Terón is one of the more fortunate members of Connecticut’s large Puerto Rican community. In the past 24 hours, Terón has learned from strangers in the Dominican Republic and Florida that her brother and sister had survived the walloping Hurricane Maria gave her island birthplace six days ago. But she and others with relatives on the storm-tossed island are increasingly concerned about a “humanitarian crisis” that’s engulfing Puerto Rico.