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White House to seek $29B disaster aid package

The Trump administration is finalizing a $29 billion disaster aid package that combines $16 billion to shore up the government-backed flood insurance program with almost $13 billion in new relief for hurricane victims, according to a senior administration official and top congressional aides.

New Haven receives national award for hurricane preparedness

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)–The city of New Haven has been hard at work, rebuilding and preparing for future storms after hurricanes Sandy and Irene. On Tuesday, the city was recognized for those efforts. FEMA has awarded New Haven with a Class 7 rating in the community rating system program. The rating is for cities whose […]

Blumenthal joins other US senators in Puerto Rico to survey damage, relief

(ABC News)–A bipartisan group of five senators arrived in Puerto Rico Saturday to survey damage from Hurricane Maria and monitor relief efforts. The hurricane has killed at least 34 people and most residents are still without electricity. Democratic lawmakers participating in the trip are Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Tim Kaine of Virginia and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut. […]

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