Fairfield still assessing damage caused by Irene

One week after Tropical Storm Irene hit southwestern Connecticut, some neighborhoods are still digging out and assessing all of the damage it caused.

The storm left some homeowners in Fairfield with potentially months worth of repairs. Some neighbors say there are nearly a dozen homes that were deemed unsafe.

One resident, Bob Johnson, says a major problem is that the storm displaced tons of sand, potentially exposing homes to future floods.

Homeowners say the storm moved up to 2 feet of sand in some areas. Crews have spent much of the last week replacing as much as they can.

With rain expected this week, and another hurricane looming in the Atlantic Ocean, shoreline residents are working quickly, and nervously.

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