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A local lawmaker is touting a bill signed into law by the President.  5th District Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty says the legislation reauthorizes the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program, which is a disaster recovery program that helps develop and encourage cost effective mitigation efforts to reduce the impact of hurricanes and tornadoes.  Esty's amendment ensures the mitigation will include a focus on infrastructure, such as roadways, cell towers and electrical towers.  The amendment added and defined the term "lifelines".

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