FEMA denies federal aid to Bridgeport tornado victims

(09/10/10) BRIDGEPORT - Two and half months after a tornado ripped through downtown Bridgeport, the city has been hit with another devastating blow.

FEMA has ruled that the damage from the tornado in July was not severe enough for federal funding.

Many residents and business owners are outraged, and one barbershop owner has suggested taking pictures of buildings to tug at the heart strings of FEMA officials.

Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch has asked Governor Jodi Rell to appeal FEMA's decision.

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