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NEAL URGES PRESIDENT OBAMA TO ACT IMMEDIATELY ON FEDERAL DISASTER DECLARATION

June 15, 2011
Press Release
(WASHINGTON) After visiting every community in western and central Massachusetts that suffered damage during the tornadoes and thunderstorms on June 1, Congressman Richard E. Neal has sent a letter to President Barack Obama today urging him to immediately approve a major disaster declaration for Hamden and Worcester counties. In his letter, Neal said that due to the significant public and private damage in the region, a swift and bold response from the federal government is necessary. He will also stress the importance of swift federal disaster assistance approval to FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate in a phone call tomorrow.