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State Requests FEMA Help With Storm Damage Assessments

Connecticut has formally requested help from FEMA to assess storm damage in Fairfield, Litchfield and New Haven counties after severe weather including tornadoes hit the state last month.

The state has asked FEMA to conduct a joint Preliminary Damage Assessment of the damage from the storms on May 15. State officials will coordinate the assessment with FEMA and the affected towns, cities and state agencies. The state has requested that the assessments begin the week of June 11.

Hard-hit towns including Oxford, Southbury, Hamden, and Brookfield, among others, are still trying to clear up after the powerful storms. Many areas saw severe property damage as heavy winds took down trees, wires, and more. In some towns, homes were so severely damaged they had to be condemned.

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