Senator Kissel Thrilled with Approval of Federal Funding for Enfield

February 10, 2006

FEMA announces that Hartford County eligible for 75% federal reimbursement

State Senator John A. Kissel (R-Enfield) is thrilled with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) approval of disaster recovery funding for Hartford County municipalities and non-profits that sustained flood damage this past October. The town of Enfield, which Senator Kissel represents, was one of dozens of communities that sustained damage during the severe flooding that took place on October 14th and 15th of 2005. Back in December, FEMA had deemed Hartford County ineligible for funding since it did not meet the minimum per-capita requirement. FEMA has since revised its damage assessment.

“This is great news for the people of Enfield!” said Senator Kissel, who is a Deputy Minority Leader. “Many people throughout Enfield and all of Hartford County suffered damage during last fall’s flood so it is great that FEMA has declared the area eligible for federal funding.”

With this announcement, municipalities, non-profit organizations, state agencies and quasi-government organizations in Hartford County are now eligible for 75% federal reimbursement for certain emergency and permanent restorative work. Senator Kissel praised the State’s Congressmen and women for their efforts in securing this funding.

“Our Congressional delegation really did an outstanding job by working to make sure that the people of Enfield will get their fair share of federal flood relief dollars,” added Senator Kissel.

Senator Kissel is serving his seventh term representing the 7th district communities of East Granby, Enfield, Granby, Somers, Suffield, Windsor, and Windsor Locks.