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Sen. Blumenthal Tours Areas Still Recovering From Hurricane Sandy

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal will tour areas affected by Hurricane Sandy today with other elected leaders, looking for ways to fix the damage.

There will be several stops along the way but one of the first is the marina in New Haven.

More than 50 people died in Hurricane Sandy. The storm caused hundreds of millions of dollars worth of damage. As rebuilding efforts continue, Sen. Blumenthal and other lawmakers take listening tour through New Haven, Bridgeport, and Stamford.

President Obama created the Hurricane Sandy Task Force by special executive order, and the group’s job is to create an outline the areas that need the most financial aid and additional protection in the event of a storm. The President exects a report from the Task Force in July.

So far $71 million worth of federal aid has been granted to the state of Connecticut. Now lawmakers must decide what iss left to be done and how to channel the money to areas of the state that need it the most.

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