FEMA tours Brookfield to assess storm damage

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency toured Brookfield Monday along with Rep. Elizabeth Esty to assess the damage from the storms last month.

The town estimates the total damage will be close to $4 million. 

The storm on May 15 had winds up to 110 miles an hour that left a path of destruction across western Connecticut.

Brookfield resident Ray Murphy's home was destroyed by the storm, and Murphy doesn't know how long it will take to get his home and life back to normal. 

He also says his insurance company has been of little help.

"Took them two weeks to get here, two and a half weeks to get here," says Murphy. 

Esty says she's optimistic that the area will get much-needed federal assistance.

FEMA will also have teams going out to assess damage in other hard hit towns like Newtown and New Fairfield.

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