The Federal Emergency Management Agency has agreed to perform a preliminary damage assessment in Connecticut. State officials requested FEMA to come in an look at damage from multiple tornadoes and other severe weather last month. Completion of the assessment is the next step in submitting a formal request for a disaster declaration. Senator Richard Blumenthal says after seeing firsthand the extreme destruction in Brookfield and New Fairfield last month, he can say with certainty that Connecticut has a strong case for federal aid. Blumenthal remains in touch with local, state and federal leaders about the state’s request.