Southwestern Connecticut communities to receive millions in federal aid for Superstorm Sandy damage

Millions of federal dollars are headed toward southwestern Connecticut communities who suffered damage from Superstorm Sandy. Gov. Dannel Malloy said Tuesday that $31 million is

At Gulf Beach, more than $500,000 in federal

At Gulf Beach, more than $500,000 in federal dollars will build a new breakwater to keep it from washing away. (Credit: News 12 )

MILFORD - Millions of federal dollars are headed toward southwestern Connecticut communities who suffered damage from Superstorm Sandy.

Gov. Dannel Malloy said Tuesday that $31 million is being allocated for housing, public facilities and infrastructure along the Connecticut coastline.

At Gulf Beach, more than $500,000 in federal dollars will build a new breakwater to keep it from washing away. The breakwater is just one of the many restorative projects that will receive aid.

The governor added that over $1 million in aid will go to two restoration projects in Milford.

Officials say that the money will also be used to prevent future storms from doing more serious damage.

A nearly $800,000 revetment project will prevent further erosion of properties along Morningside Drive in Milford.

About 20 additional restorative and preventative projects along the Connecticut coast have also been approved.

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