CT shoreline communities get $51M for Irene repairs

BRIDGEPORT - The state's Department of Transportation (DOT) has received $51 million to repair roads and infrastructure damaged by Tropical Storm Irene and the rare October nor'easter.Officials say the federal money is expected to be used only for non-local roads. It's still not clear how much of the money will go to each of the affected communities.In Milford, Mayor Ben Blake says the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is covering about 75 percent of repairs, but says that still leaves 25 percent unaccounted for. He says extra help is needed to plug that gap. DOT officials say the plan for the funds is still in the early stages. Committee investigates storm recovery effortsReport: CL&P vastly unprepared for Irene, nor'easterGovernor's storm review panel to meet today in HartfordMore than 500,000 still without power in CT

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