CT politicians tour towns hit hardest by Irene

STRATFORD - With disaster relief on the minds of many in Congress today, two Connecticut lawmakers toured some of the areas hit hardest by Tropical Storm Irene along the state's shoreline.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) brought the Army Corps of Engineers with them to survey the damage. The group made six stops between Bridgeport and Stonington today.

The officials say they will be discussing what can be done to help restore roads, bridges and beaches, some of which were badly damaged by Irene.

Following the tour, Sen. Blumenthal headed to Washington for an evening vote on FEMA funding.  FEMA estimates that it has enough money to last until Thursday or Friday unless an amended measure to provide disaster relief funds passes in the Senate tonight.

2 hearings scheduled to discuss Irene responseCommunities file FEMA claims in wake of IreneMalloy gets high marks for Irene, low marks overall

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Max Antoine, 33, was shot and killed early 1 Family urges Stamford man's killer to surrender to police
The former New England Patriots tight end was 2 Private funeral service to be held in Bristol today for Aaron Hernandez
Two members of the band Tower of Power 3 Benefit concert held in Milford for injured band members
A Bridgeport dialysis patient who recently had his 4 Nonprofit group helps Bridgeport man regain independence
Suffolk fire officials say a house was gutted 5 House gutted by overnight fire in Oakdale

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE