Gov. Dannel P. Malloy met with U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano Thursday to review damage to the state caused by Superstorm Sandy.
“This is the time when we need to be here,” Napolitano said. “We need to be helping people get back in their homes.”
Napolitano said the federal government wants businesses to be able to get back to work and for the infrastructure of the state to be made hole.
Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman met with Napolitano, members of Connecticut's congressional delegation and other local officials at Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport at Thursday.
It's the second visit by Napolitano in 14 months. She toured areas damaged by Tropical Storm Irene in East Haven in September 2011.
During a light-hearted portion of the news conference, Napolitano said she accepts an invitation to come to Connecticut t a time when there is not a natural disaster.
U.S. Congressman Joe Courtney tweeted out a photo on Thursday morning of Malloy and Napolitano taking an aerial tour.