NORWALK - The secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development was in Connecticut today to tour Sandy damage and discuss how federal funds will be spent on rebuilding.

Milford Mayor Benjamin G. Blake was joined by U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan, Rep. Jim Himes and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to tour the Silver Sands State Park in Milford and Norwalk's Washington Village, where neighbors say the storm left many of the complex's 136 units flooded.

A federal grant of almost $72 million will go toward helping Connecticut residents, businesses and communities rebuild after Hurricane Sandy.

Officials say they would like to use some of the grant money to knock down the current Washington Village and rebuild and raise the structures so they are no longer in the flood plain.