Posts Tagged ‘ flooding ’

Going green could spare flood damage

Oct 15th, 2014 | By
A rain storm in 2012 prevented many commuters from finding a dry route to their homes after work. (photo: cjzurcher)

New Haven’s flood problems might be solved with green infrastructure, according to a project currently under review in City Hall.

Flooding closes streets in New Haven area; creates manhole ‘geyser’

Jun 14th, 2014 | By

Cars and pedestrians were stranded by flooded streets, water streamed out of overflowing manholes and at least one large tree was knocked down when downpours hit the city Friday. Most of the floodwaters had receded from streets by 2:30 p.m. and the sun came out. For more on this story, visit: Flooding closes streets in

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Climate Change: Climate change Affects State, But Legislative Answers Stalled

Apr 23rd, 2014 | By

176 bills on climate change were introduced in the 113th Congress, including 108 that address global warming and other climate change factors. But 68 bills would “hinder climate action,” including 45 that would curb the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.

Connecticut River crests, floods local roads

Apr 19th, 2014 | By
Flooding along River Road in Cromwell, Conn. (photo for Environmental Headlines: Ross Powell)

If you live along the Connecticut River, green grass isn’t the only sign that spring has sprung.

For Connecticut Coastal Planners, ‘New Normal’ Means More Flooding

Jan 15th, 2014 | By
Denise Savageau hears locals saying, ‘I can’t do this anymore.’ (photo courtesy Denise Savageau)

Denise M. Savageau has added a new duty to her job: during major storms, she works at the town’s emergency operations center, monitoring flood gauges and helping firefighters and ambulance drivers avoid the roads she knows are most likely to flood.

Gov. Malloy announces plant grant application review

Jul 26th, 2013 | By

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced today that the Connecticut Department of Agriculture, in conjunction with the Department of Economic and Community Development, has been diligently reviewing requests for the recently announced PLANT (Production Loss Assistance Needed Today) Grants since the July 15, 2013 application deadline.

Hartford Riverfest postponed because of high Connecticut River water levels

Jul 4th, 2013 | By

The signature event in the capital city has been postponed because of a new report from The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and National Weather Service on flooding.

Flood in Photos: Connecticut River Waters Advance, Recede at Harbor Park

Jun 17th, 2013 | By

Middletown Patch photographed the river as it began to overflow its banks on Saturday morning, then again on Sunday morning. Here’s what transpired over the weekend. For more on this story, visit: Flood in Photos: Connecticut River Waters Advance, Recede at Harbor Park – Around Middletown – Middletown, CT Patch.

Sea level takes on new importance in Connecticut

May 30th, 2013 | By

State regulators for the first time will have the authority to consider sea level rise as one of the factors in applications for money under the state’s Clean Water Fund as a result of legislation that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy recently signed into law, officials said. “I think people realize that these are factors that we should be taking into account,” said state Rep. James Albis, D-East Haven, chairman of the state’s Shorefront Preservation Task Force. The bill was one of four that emerged from the task force’s work.

2013 Summer Forecast: Drought in West; Frequent Storms in Midwest, East, South

May 3rd, 2013 | By

May 2, 2013 — State College, PA — AccuWeather has issued a summer outlook for the U.S. every year, focusing on the major highlights of the season. Most areas from the Mississippi Valley to the mid-Atlantic coast will have more days with rain and near-normal temperatures this summer, while heat and drought build over much

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South End residents urge action to prevent future floods

Dec 11th, 2012 | By

Uli Fernandez doesn’t want to constantly worry about the next big storm. The Seaside Village resident, like all of his neighbors, saw his basement flooded with several feet of water during Superstorm Sandy, just one year after Hurricane Irene flooded half of the units. Everyone was forced to replace their water heaters and furnaces, some

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Connecticut’s new coastal management law takes effect Monday

Oct 1st, 2012 | By

Connecticut’s new coastal-management law — aiming to protect the shore from flooding and severe weather, events which are expected to increase over time — takes effect today.

Connecticut leaders tackle flooding issues at Housatonic River

Apr 10th, 2012 | By

OXFORD — A brainstorming session Monday on Housatonic River flooding with U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and representatives of eight municipalities brought new ideas for the future. Municipal leaders from old Milford to New Milford and beyond presented their concerns on what Blumenthal defined as a regional problem. For more on this story, visit: Connecticut

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Assistance available for farmers |

Sep 1st, 2011 | By

Connecticut farmers are reminded that two agencies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture with offices in Norwich, the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Farm Service Agency, are available to offer assistance in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene. Read more here: – Assistance available for farmers | Southeastern Connecticut News, Sports, Weather and

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