Shoreline Communities Awarded Federal Funding for Flooding Study

Damaged home floats away after Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) – Shoreline communities are getting federal help for a study that will examine flood damage reduction, shore protection and bank stabilization. Congressman Jim Himes has been awarded $300,000 in federal funding to have the Army Corps of Engineers perform the study. It will include coastal areas affected by Storms Sandy and Irene, in both Fairfield and New Haven counties.

“This is very good news in light of the major storms our Town has faced over the past few years that have caused major damage to town and private properties,” said First Selectman Mike Tetreau.

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