FAIRFIELD - Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) were in Fairfield today, touring damage caused by Hurricane Irene over the weekend.
Fire officials say they're confident FEMA will approve aid for the town after seeing the destruction, including a house on Fairfield Beach Road that broke off and was floating in Pine Creek near the Long Island Sound.
With thousands of residents still without power, police have also set up a command center at the town's Shop Rite, where officers and volunteers are handing out flashlights, water and ice.
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