State of emergency lifted in Bridgeport

Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch has lifted the state of emergency after yesterday?s tornado that left parts of the city severely damaged.The mayor also lifted the

BRIDGEPORT - Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch has lifted the state of emergency after yesterday?s tornado that left parts of the city severely damaged.

The mayor also lifted the curfew he imposed in the hours after the storm. Finch estimates there is more than $1 million in damages.

At least nine buildings were seriously damaged and about 50 families are homeless, Finch says.

The mayor is urging residents to be careful and stay away from any downed power lines until the cleanup is complete.

Gov. Jodi Rell (R-Conn.) announced today that the state has asked FEMA to come assess the damage to see if Bridgeport is eligible for federal assistance.

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