Connecticut governor says Superstorm Sandy aid tops $367 million

Governor Dannel P. Malloy says more than $367 million in federal assistance has been approved to help Connecticut with disaster expenses related to Superstorm Sandy. Malloy’s announcement Friday came as other officials toured the shoreline to view storm damage and highlight ongoing recovery needs for homeowners, businesses, and municipalities. US Senator Richard Blumenthal says he wants to make sure the costs of the storm are not forgotten and that the state is prepared for catastrophic storms. Laurel Blatchford, executive director of the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, assured officials that the state has not been forgotten and that the federal government will continue to provide support. US Representative Rosa DeLauro pointed out numerous many needs, including repairing sea walls, addressing beach erosion, and dredging harbors. Officials also said that some residents are still displaced from their homes.