STAMFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — Conn. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is urging people to donate to Harvey relief efforts as a response team from Stamford-based Americares is already on the ground in Texas to help.
Garrett Ingoglia with the global relief organization figures the recovery in Texas will take years, not months, and billions of dollars, WCBS 880’s Sean Adams reported.READ MORE: Attorney Says Current Whereabouts Of Brian Laundrie, Gabby Petito's Fiancé, Are Unknown
“Particularly in Refugio, they reported massive infrastructure damage,” he said. “That’s a small community, but literally every structure had significant damage.”READ MORE: Nearly 200 People Being Released From Rikers After Gov. Hochul Signs 'Less Is More Act,' Calls N.Y.'s Incarceration Rate 'A Point Of Shame'
Ready to ship from their warehouse are bottles of water, medicine and medical supplies.
Meanwhile, Blumenthal is headed to Washington to lobby Congress for an immediate federal aid package. He said the delays that followed Superstorm Sandy should not be repeated.
“We should not force the Gulf Coast to go through the delay that we suffered after Sandy,” he said.MORE NEWS: After Almost 2 Years, New York Philharmonic Returns For 180th Season
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