WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) released the following statement regarding the opening of the University of Connecticut’s Institute of Community Resiliency and Climate Adaption, which received federal funding from the 2013 Disaster Relief Appropriations Act:

We’ve long-since reached a point in Connecticut when it’s no longer enough to rebuild the damage done to our state by massive storms. We need to be smarter about both how we rebuild and how we prepare for the impacts of future severe storms. Our coastal communities need strong science and robust planning to help gird for these new challenges, and I was thrilled to be able to advocate for this worthy project at the federal level.