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Bridgeport Getting $10M For Storm Protection

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File photo of some of the damage left in the Northeast by Superstorm Sandy. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

File photo of some of the damage left in the Northeast by Superstorm Sandy. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut’s largest city is getting $10 million from the federal government to help protect it against another superstorm like Sandy in 2012.

Bridgeport officials told the Connecticut Post (http://bit.ly/1nfsjnQ ) that the money will be used to engineer strategies to protect the city’s South End and Black Rock Harbor from future coastal flooding. Superstorm Sandy inundated the lower-income South End and filled many basements with 5 feet of water.

The $10 million for planning is coming in a Community Development Block Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Bridgeport officials have been considering a seawall and berm at Seaside Park and studying the potential effect of a floodgate across Black Rock Harbor.
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Information from: Connecticut Post, http://www.connpost.com

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