On October 4, FEMA & the FCC will run a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System around 2:20 p.m. Your cell phones, TVs, and radios will be included in this test.
There's so much to share with you! We had a special session last week, there are new laws on the books, Skinner Road School has a lot to be proud of these days, Warehouse Point Library will try again for a book and bake sale, Hall Memorial Library is starting its Sunday hours, FEMA will be conducting a nationwide test this week, and more.
There is so much to share with you in this update, but I would be remiss if I didn't pause to remember September 11, 2001, when nearly 3,000 lives were lost in an attack on our country. 161 of the lives lost had ties to Connecticut. One of the worst days in America's history saw some of the bravest acts in America's history. We forever honor the heroes and lives lost on 9/11.
Governor Lamont was notified by the USDA that his request for a second agriculture disaster declaration, this one due to the July flooding of state farmlands, has been GRANTED.
There's a lot of information to share with you in this update. Don't forget the EVFD Carnival is coming up, the CT Summer at the Museum is winding down, MyCTSavings has deadlines coming up, the Wreaths Across America mobile education exhibit is coming to Ellington, the bug may be pretty, but...squash it, and more!
The Connecticut Department of Agriculture has extended the deadline for the Farmland Restoration Flood Response Grant until 4 p.m. on Thursday, August 31.
The Connecticut Insurance Department will hold a public hearing on Monday, August 21, to receive input on proposed rate hikes for health plans in 2024.
Insurance companies have asked for average rate hikes of 12.4% on individual health plans and 14.8% on small group plans, which have been criticized as unaffordable for many families by state leaders including Attorney General William Tong.
The public hearing will take place on Monday, August 21, at 9 a.m. Testimony can be shared in person at the Legislative Office Building, 300 Capitol Avenue in Hartford, or over Zoom virtually. Connecticut Insurance Department officials and representatives from insurance companies are expected to attend.