MILFORD - Officials say while Hurricane Irene's wind and waves have long receded, the cost to communities such as Milford keeps climbing.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was in southwestern Connecticut today to get a first-hand look at the damage left in Irene's wake.

Pelosi joined local and state leaders in East Haven to be briefed on recovery efforts and ensure local communities have the resources they need to recover.

FEMA says since the storm, the agency has released $2 million to Connecticut residents and opened nine relief centers, all working to process more than 3,600 claims.

Milford Mayor James L. Richetelli, Jr. says anyone who has not yet signed up and registered with FEMA still has time to do so.

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