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Storm Damage In State Put At $360 Million — And Climbing

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Aerials from Governor Malloy's tour of damage from Hurricane Sandy (Courtesy Connecticut National Guard)

Aerials from Governor Malloy’s tour of damage from Hurricane Sandy (Courtesy Connecticut National Guard)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says the cost of damage to Connecticut businesses and homes by Superstorm Sandy is more than $360 million and climbing.

Malloy tells the Connecticut Post  that the sum includes damage in all eight counties and that applications for assistance will keep growing.

He also said the state faces big challenges to strengthen roads, transportation systems and other public works to avoid similar storm damage in the future.

The governor says Connecticut has some “real big infrastructure
issues.”

Earlier this week, the Federal Emergency Management Agency
reported that more than 7,270 property owners in the state have
applied for assistance, including 6,000 along the shoreline. About
$4 million in federal funding has been awarded to residents
affected by the storm, mostly for temporary housing costs.
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Information from: Connecticut Post, http://www.connpost.com

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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