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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Reps Call Storms Like Sandy ‘The New Normal’

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By Ana Radelat

www.ctmirror.org

Washington—In the first congressional hearing on Hurricane Sandy today, lawmakers from storm-hit states made appeals for billions of dollars in additional aid and said massive, destructive storms are “the new normal.”

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., testified at a hearing of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee that “the path towards enlightened protection and preparation” must include infrastructure improvements such as flood gate repairs in Stamford, steps to stop flooding along the Housatonic River, and the establishment of microgrids for electricity and increased use of generators, especially at facilities for the elderly.

“The sweep and depth of destruction in human impact and financial affect was simply staggering,” Blumenthal said. “In Connecticut, disasters like Hurricane Sandy are quickly becoming the new normal.”

Rep. Rush Holt, D-N.J., also said massive storms like Sandy are the “new normal,” and called lawmakers who reject the idea of climate change “deluded.”

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Posted 11/29 at 10:46 PM

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