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Conn. Congressional delegation push for disaster declaration

Congess members from Connecticut, including Jim Himes and Elizabeth Esty, are calling on the President to make a disaster declaration for three counties impacted by the tornadoes and macroburst in May.  Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal also signed on to the letter supporting the state's application to FEMA.  They says the storms required towns to exhaust scarce resources responding to emergencies, clearing debris, and providing accommodations to displaced persons.  The letter noted that the effort strained budgets because of the large, unanticipated costs.

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