Well, Irene has come and gone. Some parts of CT got nailed pretty bad. The shoreline town of East Haven lost a home that washed away into Long Island Sound, another home in Fairfield, CT slid away down a mudslide.
A major flood in Bristol, CT washed away part of a main road and will be closed for a month, making travel in that area near impossible. Over 500,000 homes lost power (not mine), and only about 200,000 have been fixed as of 5pm Monday.
The Connecticut River is out of it's banks, even at the top in Brattleboro,VT the river has flooded the entire downtown section. When that water recedes back down to CT we'll have more trouble in the CT river valley area.
I had no problems at all here in Southington, but the rest of the state took quite a blow. Traveling was near impossible today at work, with roads closed due to down wires and traffic lights out on main roads.
I was only 5 the last time a hurricane landed in CT (1985 Gloria) so I don't remember much other than staying at a hotel for a day or two. I can't compare the carnage from what that storm produced, but this one was pretty mild as far as Hurricanes go.
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